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InDesign CS Frame and Shape Tools

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Convert Shapes to Frames
With InDesign, you can convert shapes created with the Rectangle, Ellipse, or Polygon Tools into either image frames or text frames.

For graphics, you just do the same thing you would do with an image frame. You take your Rectangle, or Polygon or Ellipse Tool, draw a shape and then go to File > Place (Control + P for Windows or Command + P for Mac: if using the QuarkXPress shortcuts, you need to replace P with E) and place your graphics inside the frame.

You can also convert your shape into a text frame. Click inside the shape with the Type Tool.

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