How do I create text inside a shape

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Text frames can be placed into a shaped area. This effect works best with a paragraph of text – a single word or a very short title will not show the shaping effects well.

Add your text to the canvas in the usual manner.

With the text frame selected, open the Text editor, and choose the Advanced tab. The Area Type box allows you to define the shaping options.

Choose any of the shaping options. Resize the frame handles to adjust the effect.

Also adjust the Alignment under the Basics tab to change the edge smoothness of your shape.

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