Before we come to the description of the tools used for these tasks, first a few words in general about working in the Text module:
One of the main tasks of the Text module is naturally to modify or
edit the text. In the Text module you can enter text directly into the
frame or delete it. In a similar way to the selectable frames in the
Frame editing module, you can select portions of text and text rulers
in the Text module. For this the mouse cursor can take several forms:
If it is not positioned over a selected text frame it will take the
shape of a
pointing finger, and permit you to select a frame.
With an activated frame you can modify either the text itself, an
associated text ruler, or the
kerning of the letters. This is
done either in the Text mode, when the mouse cursor will be displayed
I-beam forming the so-called text cursor, or in the Ruler
mode; here the mouse cursor will take the form of a small cross. You
can switch between these two modes with the right mouse
button, provided the cursor is over a selected frame.
You can switch to the Kerning mode by pressing the [Esc] key. Here you can adjust the separation between neighbouring characters in precise detail and position superscript and subscript characters accurately.
Cursor shapes in Text mode: