This is a very basic question. I am doing the postcard tutorial. I am unable to get a second text frame started on the front of the postcard to put the time of the event. I grab the text tool, and drag it over, but it won't create a new text frame. It thinks I want to type the information into the existing text frame.
I've hit escape multiple times to try and get out of the first text frame, have clicked on the Text tool multiple times, tried shift and click, have put the date information into a Microsoft Word doc and then tried 'Place' - all to no avail. How do I get the file to understand that I am creating a second text frame? How do I exit out of the original text frame?
This seems to be an ongoing issue for me, I can't "de-select" any tool the way - by clicking on another tool or hitting escape. It doesn't work. I'm closing the file then opening it up again in order to use a new tool. Very time consuming and frustrating. I'm working in Windows, if that helps.
Try zooming out a bit, and beginning your drag of the Type tool starting outside the page on the pasteboard area. Using the black Selection tool, you can drag it into the page and resize it by means of the bounding box handles.
Create another layer.
Lock the first one.
Select the new layer and draw the frame there.
(But I think it could be done in a single frame better than with multiple frames.)
Thanks, this worked!