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Chapter 4. Working with Text > Typing and Selecting Text

Typing and Selecting Text

Before you can work with text in InDesign, you need to select it. You can select the entire text frame or the characters in the text frame. The selection tools (Selection and Direct Selection) allow you to select both characters and its object. You can use the type tools to select only the characters in the text frame, but not the object. When you add text to a text frame, pressing Enter (Win) or Return (Mac) creates a new paragraph. If you want to force a line break, known as a soft return, instead of a new paragraph, you can press Shift+Enter (Win) or Shift+Return (Mac).

Select Type and its Object

Select the Selection or Direct Selection tool on the Tools panel.

Use the appropriate selection method:

  • Type. Click on the text.

  • Path Type. Click on the path or text.


  

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