Working with Text
Working with Text
You click to select the placeholder text and then type your own text to replace it. The
text you type keeps the same style and formatting as the placeholder text. If you don’t
want to use the style and size of fonts the placeholder text uses, you can change the
selected text by clicking the font family and font size controls in the format bar.
Here are ways to work with placeholder text:
To add text in a main text area, click the placeholder text to highlight it, and then start
typing to replace it with your own text.
When you click placeholder text in a document template, the entire text area is
The entire text area is
selected when you click.
To add text inside a text box, click once to select the text box, click to select the text
inside the box, and begin typing.
Text boxes are displayed when layout view is turned on. To turn layout view on, click
View in the toolbar and choose Show Layout.
To add text to a table with placeholder text, click once to select the table, double-click
to select an individual cell and its placeholder text, and begin typing.
You can also add text to table cells that don’t contain placeholder text. See “Working
with Text in Table Cells” on page 192 for instructions.
To add text to a column, click the placeholder text in the column and begin typing.
You may find it easier to work with text columns if the document layout is visible. To
show the document layout, click View in the toolbar and choose Show Layout.
Text box and table placeholder text are part of a template’s default design. To preserve
the design, be careful not to press Delete after you select the text box or table or you’ll
remove the placeholder from the page. If you accidentally delete a text box or table,
press Command-Z (the shortcut for Undo).