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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Three Types of Frames

Now that you know the lingo, let’s take a deeper look into the three types of frames available in InDesign. Each frame is defined by the type of content it contains. A graphics frame serves as a container for imported content, such as an image or logo. You can identify this frame by the nonprinting “X” within it. A text frame functions as a container for text. It marks the area to be occupied by text and determines how text flows through a layout. Text frames can be identified by the two large text ports on their upper-left and lower-right corners, which are used for linking text frames together. An unassigned frame is just a path with no defined content. Since it contains neither text nor a graphic, it is useful for borders ...

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