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Indesign - Cant edit text within existing file

Posted on 2010-08-26
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Hi,
Im new to InDesign. Ive been given an indesign folder containing a corporate brochure and associated links.

When I open the .indd file I can see the brochure and move the images and blocks of text around. However I can edit the text or change the fonts.

Ive tried using the text tool and also the two different selection tools.

Am I doing something wrong?

Regards
Mitch
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Is it possible that those text blocks are actually images? Or maybe they are from a linked EPS or PDF file where the letters have been turned into outlines. When you click on these words - do you get a big outline around the entire letter/word/paragraph etc? If so - that's what happened and sadly you will just need create a new text blocks and manually type in the words again if you need changes. If the text was text, then rather that the big outlines, you would just see a blinking upright cursor within the text.

Do you know how to create a new block of text? Select the Rectangle Frame Tool (box with a cross in) and drag a box on the screen (you can resize this easily). Then take the Text tool and click inside the box and a cursor will flash allowing you to type.

If you want your text in multiple columns, just drag more frames onto the screen, and then when one frame fills up with text - you will see a little box near the bottom right hand corner of your text frame - click it and the cursor will change to look like a paragraph - simply drop this on the next empty frame and all the overflow text will spill into this new frame. You will see a link line between connected frames when you have them targeted so that you can see the flow of text.

Hope some of this helps.
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