Use Text Wrap for Objects in Adobe InDesign CS6

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Steps

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign
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    You can do that by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner. This will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign" if it's on the list
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    InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Alternatively, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen
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    Then, type "Adobe InDesign".
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it
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    A dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign.
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    You can check the "Don't show again" box in the bottom-left corner to not show the dialogue box again
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    From the dialogue box you can click "Document" to create a new document
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    You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl + N" or by clicking "File". If you prefer, you can open an existing document as well. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and on how to open an existing document.
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    Let's click "Document" and "OK"
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    This will create a new document.
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    First, click the "Type Tool" in the vertical toolbar at the left-hand side
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    The icon looks like a capital "T".
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    Click and drag the frame for the text
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    Please refer to "Use Frames in Adobe InDesign CS6" to learn more about frames.
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    Then, click "Type" on the horizontal menu
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    Click "Fill with Placeholder Text"
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    Press "Esc" on your keyboard or click the "Selection Tool" black arrow
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    If you're using the "Selection Tool" black arrow, click any space of the document that has no objects.
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    Next, click the "Essentials" tab
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    It is located in the top-right corner of the window.
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    Click "Typography"
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    You can also perform the last two steps at the start. You will be able to see more text options on the right-hand panel.
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    Click "Type Tool"
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    Create a new letter
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    Let's create a frame and type "Q".
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    Then, change the size of the text by typing in the font size field at the top
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    Please refer to the tutorial on how to use "Type Tool" to see how to change the font size.
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    Now, put this new object over the area where you want it to be
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    Then, click "Text Wrap" on the right-hand panel
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    When the object selected, click various "Text Wrap" icons
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    You can experiment with how it wraps around the object. This is useful when you want to have an image amongst the text, for example, in a book or in an illustration. "Text Wrap" helps to polish the text and make everything look professional.
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    You can increase the object size or move it around as you experiment with the "Text Wrap" settings
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    You can type values or click arrows to experiment with the indent "Text Wrap" settings
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    You can also click the "Wrap to" drop-down menu to adjust the "Text Wrap" settings
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    InDesign has a lot of text options, because people usually use InDesign to assemble documents or publications: magazines, books, or even recipe books, whereas Illustrator and Photoshop are much more image-based. InDesign works equally well with text and images.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how you can combine text and objects or wrap text around objects in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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