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Tip of the Week: Move Text to a New Frame

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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).

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Then press Delete to get rid of the original text frame. Now the text exists only in your loaded cursor.
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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.
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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.

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