Revisiting Text Box Tools






Revisiting Text Box Tools

Composing a page in QuarkXPress involves arranging and rearranging the program’s basic building blocks, among them text boxes. In Chapter 1, we show you the QuarkXPress Tools palette. That the Tools palette contains seven box-related tools (the Rectangle Text Box tool, the Rounded-Corner Text Box tool, the Oval Text Box tool, the Concave-Corner Text Box tool, the Beveled-Corner Text Box Tool, the Bйzier Text Box tool, and the Freehand Text Box tool) reflects how important they are to page design in QuarkXPress.

You use these seven tools (as shown in Figure) to make text boxes. (You also can tell QuarkXPress to automatically create a single text box on each page, which we describe in the section “Using automatic text boxes” later in this chapter.) After you create a text box, you can enter text directly into it by either typing on your keyboard or importing text from a word processor file.


Figure: QuarkXPress offers seven tools for creating text boxes.


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