I'm sorry to report that after doing the procedure you listed below, I still couldn't enter text without drawing a text box within the margins. This is exactly why it isn't more than a page layout program. It fails to provide me with a default page that can be used to write upon without having to define the text frame.
It follows the paste-up page paradigm exactly. Which says to me that this program is a paste-up program not a replacement for FrameMaker. It is a killer when placed against Quark Xpress, which behaves in the same manner. And even with all the plug-ins for Xpress, it isn't a serious contender to replace FrameMaker. Neither is InDesign. Scott At 3:38 PM +0100 9/25/08, Paul Findon wrote: >On 23 Sep 2008, at 21:05, quills at airmail.net wrote: > >> Every time I try the demo of InDesign I can't get past the part where >> I make a page and look for where the text entry starts. As in, where >> is the cursor for text? > >On the New Document dialog box, select Master Text Frame, then click >OK. When the new document appears, select the Text tool, Command- >Shift-click (Ctrl+Shift+click) the frame, and start typing. > >Paul