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Now, I want to fill this Text Frame with type. I do not want to go to the point of keying it all in. We just want to see what this type looks like. I do not know if you remember, but when we set up our keyboard shortcuts earlier on, we specified one option called “Fill with Placeholder Text”. Now, that is up here under the Type menu. You can see it is almost down towards the bottom. What we did is we assigned the keyboard shortcut of Shift Command F12 or Shift Ctrl F12 on the PC. Go ahead and give that a try. Come of the Type menu, making sure we are here inside of our Text Frame, simply hit that keyboard shortcut Shift Command F12 and that entire Text Frame fills with the default Latin texts and this is simply called Placeholder Text.
Now, a couple of other things to bear in mind when working with Type, I did show you a keyboard shortcut earlier on to show that we could scroll the page around and when we are inside Type, we have to hold down the Option key or the Alt key on the PC to be able to scroll the page without adding extra type to the document. Likewise, you can hold down the Command key or the Ctrl key on the PC and this gives you temporary access to the points around the outside, allowing you to change the physical size of this Text Frame and then you can simply let go and carry on typing. So, that is definitely important to know because you do not have to constantly switch back and forth between the Selection Tool and then the Type tool in order to make these changes.
Now, I am just going to undo that last change because we know we have the correct width and we have the correct height of our Type.
And just once we are inside there, just to show you a very default function with regards to text clicks inside of InDesign. If you wanted to select an individual work, all you have to do is double click it. That will highlight all of the characters and not any of the spaces on either side. If you do three clicks, that will select an entire line, depending on how wide the Text Frame is and if you do four clicks, that will select the entire paragraph. So, depending on how many character zones, you have in there, the entire paragraph will be selected with just those four. That is very important when we come to doing style sheets in just a short while.
Now, what we are going to do for a second is go back to the main Selection tool and this is not a point where we could hit the V key to apply that shortcut. If we did, all of these type would be replaced with a character V. So, it is kind of like using that Option key shortcut to scroll the Type when you are inside the Text Frame. We do have to go back to the Selection tool here, manually to select it when we are inside a Text Frame.
Now, what I want to do is to position this frame exactly 53 mm down the page. That is just the value I wish to use for this layout. So, again in the Control palette, making sure the upper left or any of the upper anchor points is selected, we can change the Y axis value here to 53 mm, just hit “Return” or “Enter” to say okay. That is now in the position that we need it and what we can do now is finalize the Type. This takes care of creating a single Text Frame and populating it just with Greek texts to place all the types that we applied, or your own text that you wish to key in manually.
But, what about importing from other documents? This actually all depends on if you are importing either a small amount of type, or if you would like InDesign to create an entire patinated document for you when you import a large text document. Well, those are the things we are going to look at in the very next lesson.