Help with texturing

Hi,

I was wondering how you would add a text texture (for example) to an object where you want the rest of it to not be affected by the texture.

Like if you had an object with a material but you wanted to have one part on it have a word on it how would you do that? I can’t figure it out… would you have to make a texture for the whole thing? or can you make the texture only effect one area?

Apply a texture as a decal
http://blendernewbies.blogspot.com/2007/08/video-basic-decaling-in-blender.html
http://www.blendercookie.com/2010/05/19/tip-placing-decals-with-empties/

Thanks I’ll try that!