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Ever want to move the text from one frame to another, or to place it in an entirely new frame elsewhere in your document?

Forget about copy and paste, there’s a better way. Just click with either selection tool on the frame’s in port (it has to be an unlinked frame or the first frame in a story).


Then press Delete to get rid of the original text frame. Now the text exists only in your loaded cursor.
You can either click and drag to draw a new frame or click on an existing empty text frame to place the text into it.
The text will retain its original formatting, so if you want it to to look different in its new home you’ll need to apply different styles.


Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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