Entering text in text frames

You can enter text in text frames. You can format the text and insert separate paragraphs and line breaks.


  1. Open the text frame into which you want to enter text in any of the following ways:
    • Activate Frames in the Formatting panel, select the text frame, and press Return.

    • Double-click within the text frame.

  2. Enter the text you want.
  3. Optional: Press Return to insert a new paragraph.
  4. Optional: Press Shift-Return to insert a line break.
  5. Optional: Format the text using the text editor options.
  6. Close the text editor in any of the following ways:
    • Press Esc or Ctrl/Cmd-Return.

    • Click outside of the text editor.


Text is entered into the text frame.

If you insert a new paragraph or line, the cursor jumps to the beginning of the new paragraph or line.