Entering text in text frames

You can enter text in text frames, format the text, and insert separate paragraphs and line breaks. You can also edit existing text in text frames, for example, if you later want text to be italic instead of bold.


If you want to enter text in a text frame on a master page, you have opened the master page in the master page editor.


  1. Double-click the text frame into which you want to enter text to open the text editor.

    When Frames is selected in the Engrave toolbox, you can also select text frames and press Return.

  2. Enter the text you want.
  3. Optional: To insert a token, right-click in the text frame and choose the required token from the context menu.
  4. Optional: To insert a new paragraph, press Return.
  5. Optional: To insert a line break, press Shift-Return.
  6. Optional: Format the text using the text editor options.
  7. Press Esc or Ctrl/Cmd-Return to close the text editor.


Text is entered into the text frame. Tokens are inserted at the cursor position.

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