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The Non-Designer’s InDesign Book: Essential design techniques for print projects by Robin Williams

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2. Text Frames & Formatting

One of the most important things to learn in InDesign is how to control the text frames, which is completely different from anything you’ve experienced in a word processor. It’s very empowering. Being able to pick up the text in a neat little package and move it and set it down anywhere you want—amazing. Roll it up, widen the columns, thread the copy throughout the pages, separate headlines from the body, choose background colors—oh the things you can do.

And since graphic design is mostly text, knowing how to control your text frames is also a really important feature.

Get used to points and picas

When working with text, you really need to get used to working with points and picas. You’re already familiar and comfortable ...

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