Use Type Tool 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 it either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon once. Clicking it will bring up a list of the recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" if you see it 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 and type "Adobe InDesign"
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6"
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    Click "File"
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    It is in the top-left corner of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "New" and click "Document..."
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    This will create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". Alternatively, click "Open..." to open an existing document from the "File" menu 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 "OK"
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    First, click "Type Tool"
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    It is about halfway down the vertical toolbar. It looks like a capital "T".
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    Now, draw a frame for where you want your text to be
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    You can choose the font by clicking the font drop-down menu on top
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    You can choose the font styles by clicking the drop-down menu on the left side of the horizontal toolbar
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    You can choose bold, italic, medium, etc. The choice of styles depends on the font.
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    Click "Type"
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    Click "Fill with Placeholder Text"
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    This will fill the type area with Latin.
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    Highlight the text
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    You can repeat step 10-11 to change the font and style.
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    Then, you can choose the size of the font by clicking the drop-down menu
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    You can choose a standard printing value from the drop-down menu or type the number. When we switch to the next option, the text will be updated.
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    The font style can be changed by clicking one of the six icons to the right of the size drop-down menu
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    You can choose the language of your text by clicking the language drop-down menu
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    It is recommended to experiment with these options as there are plenty to choose.
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    You can change the alignment by clicking the alignment icons
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    The alignment can be to the left, center, or right.
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    Then, you can click the spacing icons
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    Click the space outside the text
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    You can create a new text box if you like
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    Press "Esc" to cancel the new text box
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    You will be switched to "Selection Tool". You can use it to edit something.
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    You can also click "Type" in the horizontal menu
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    From the "Type" menu, you can change "Font", "Size", and other settings that have been previously discussed as well
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    You can click "Character" to create glyphs and bullet points
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    There are also "Paragraph", "Glyphs", and so on. You can also check the spelling of the text. It is good for publications. InDesign is both effective with images and text, whereas Illustrator is much more image-based.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Type Tool" 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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