Tip of the Week: Adding Text to a Story
This InDesign tip on adding text to a story was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on December 21, 2017.
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Did you ever think you were done pouring the text in a story, only to have someone send you additional content in the form of a separate text file? Most users would place the content from the new file in a new text frame, cut it, paste it into the existing InDesign story, and format it.
But not you! As a subscriber to the InDesignSecrets Tip of the Week, you know a better way (or you will by the time you finish reading this email). It’s very simple to add the new text to the existing story and format it instantly.
Deselect everything in the document. Then go to the Paragraph Styles panel, and select the style you want to format the new text.
Put your cursor in the story where you want the additional text to go.
Choose File > Place, or press Command+D/Ctrl+D. In the Place dialog box, make sure that the option for Replace Selected Item is turned on.
Then select the file with the new content and click Open.
The text is placed at the point in the story where your cursor was and takes on the formatting of the style you selected.