- Creating Text Frames
- Typing Text
- Selecting Text
- Moving and Deleting Text
- Using the Character Palette
- Setting the Typeface and Point Size
- Styling Text
- Setting Line and Character Spacing
- Applying Text Distortions
- Setting the Language
- Applying Paragraph Formatting
- Setting Alignment and Indents
- Inserting a Manual Indent
- Setting Paragraph Effects
- Working with Hidden Characters
- Using the Glyphs Palette
- Working with Text Flow
- Setting Text Frame General Controls
- Using the Control Palette for Text
- Using Special Text Characters
Moving and Deleting Text
You can copy or move text from one place and then paste it into another. Text that is copied or cut is stored on the computer clipboard. (See the sidebar on this page for an explanation of how the clipboard works.)
To copy and paste text:
- Select the text or text frame .
- Choose Edit > Copy or Cut.
- Position the insertion point where you want to put the copied or cut text .
- Choose Edit > Paste. The text is inserted into the new position .
Choose Edit > Paste Without Formatting to paste the text so that its formatting (point size, typeface, style, etc.) matches the text it is being pasted into.
You can also use the mouse to drag text from one place to another. Drag-and-drop text can be set to be active in the Story Editor and/or the Layout View. (See page 530 to set the preference to control drag-and-drop text.)
To drag text from one place to another:
- Select the text so that it is highlighted within the frame.
- Position the cursor inside the highlighted text. The cursor changes to a curved arrow with the letter T next to it .
- Press with the mouse and drag to the new position. An insertion point appears at the new location .
- Release the mouse to move the text to the new position .
The Duplicate command copies and pastes in one step. It also leaves the contents of the clipboard untouched.
To duplicate text:
- Select the text or text frame.
- Choose Edit > Duplicate. The copied text is duplicated as follows:
- A text frame is created slightly offset from the original object.
- Text inside a frame is pasted immediately following the original text.