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identify placeholders

To make our document valuable as a template, we'll identify the placeholder elements of our page so that they can be easily selected and replaced when publishing the next newsletter.

Select the fountain photo.

Double-click the gradient-filled text box.

Select the three words of the headline.

Choose Format > Advanced > Define as Placeholder Text ( ctrlclick.gifoption.gifctrl.gif-ctrlt.gif).

Next, we want to identify the story text as placeholder. That text is a little more difficult to select because it is linked between different pages and the text box on page 3 is overfilled with text. We'll do a little trick to easily select the text.

Choose Edit > Select All (ctrl.gif-ctrla.gif ) to select all the contents in the two linked boxes.

The headline will be deselected.

Next, double-click the text box that contains the headline and sub-head of the other story.

Choose Format > Advanced > Define as Placeholder Text ( ctrlclick.gifoption.gifctrl.gif-ctrlt.gif).

Choose Format > Advanced > Define as Placeholder Text ( ctrlclick.gifoption.gifctrl.gif-ctrlt.gif).

Scroll the document window until you can see the bottom of the column of text on page 2.

Press and hold the shift.gif key.

Choose Format > Advanced > Define as Placeholder Text ( ctrlclick.gifoption.gifctrl.gif-ctrlt.gif ).

Click the View icon in the toolbar and choose Hide Layout.

Take a moment to review the work you've done so far in the document. It's a great start to a good organization newsletter. In the next chapter we'll learn to create other types of content and we'll also learn how to prepare for future growth.

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