A text box is an object you can add to your document that lets you put and type text anywhere in your file. Text boxes can be useful for drawing attention to specific text and can also be helpful when you need to move text around in your document.
If you have multiple text boxes, you can link them together so that text will flow from one box to another. Select one of the text boxes and on the Format tab, under Drawing Tools, and then select Create Link.
To add different effects to the text box, select the text box, and use the options on the Shape Format tab (such as changing the text direction or aligning the text at the top, middle or bottom of the text box).
Deborah had some problems with a drawing object (a block arrow) placed behind the text of a table with rows of fixed width. When Deborah would try to nudge the arrow into position, the text would jump around, even after setting the Wrapping Style for the object to Behind Text.
At this point you should still see the object anchor, but a little padlock appears next to it to indicate that it is locked. Now you should be able to adjust the positioning of the block arrow itself without your text jumping around.
When you use PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program, you can work with a particular object only if it has been selected. For example, you need to select a shape to make changes to that particular shape on your PowerPoint slide. Similarly, you must select a chart to edit it. And yes, you can select a text container object such as a text placeholder, a text box, or even a shape, and then make changes to its position, formatting, size, etc. However, this changes the entire text container, and aves the actual text content largely unchanged. To make changes to the actual text, you first need to select the text and then make changes by using the options available within the Home tab of the Ribbon or within the Format Text dialog box.
Acrobat uses overlay text to overprint areas selected for redaction. One example of overlay text is a redaction code, which consists of one or more code entries from a code set. Acrobat includes the U.S. FOIA and U.S. Privacy Act code sets that you can use. You can use either codes or custom text to create overlay text. The difference is that redaction codes are text entries that you can save, export, and import. One code set can contain multiple codes.
Select a Code Set from the list at the bottom of the context menu, and then select a code entry from the drop-down menu. A check mark appears next to the code entry when the code is applied.
Now you have the Selection pane docked to the right of your slide. This allows you to easily see a list of objects on the page and you can select the active object by selecting it in this list. Simple end to frustrated clicking.
You can also expand the Color drop-down and choose the background color. Click OK to accept the default color of Red. The background mask is immediately applied to the entire multiline text object.
I've tried insert -> picture and then setting it to "behind text" and settings its location to (0,0), but then when trying to change the image size the "relative" option is greyed out, so I can't set it to 100% of page size:
Navigate to Picture Format. Under the dropdown from Wrap Text, click on the Behind Text option to add an image behind the text. If you want it in front of the text, click on the In Front of Text option to add an image before the text.
Click the Home tab. Then click on the Slides Layout drop-down menu and then click on the "Blank" thumbnail. This will remove the "Title" and "Subtitle" text boxes on the slide, with you probably don't need to use. (You can also delete them by selecting them (click and drag over the them with the mouse cursor) and pressing the delete key.
If you have a text box with a large amount of text, you can format it into multiple columns by selecting the text box, then clicking on the dropdown menu columns icon (under Paragraph in the Home tab). Also, you can choose "Column Options..." in the dropdown Columns menu to apply additional formatting to your columns of text.
Once you have created a shape, you can easily change it by choosing options under "Format" in the Home tab, as shown below. To apply options to a selected object, click the icon for Quick Styles, the paint bucket (for object fills), or the line style.
If you have selected multiple overlapping objects on your poster, you can change the order (top to bottom) in which they appear by selecting one or more of the objects and then clicking on the Arrange icon.
To constrain proportions as you are drawing or editing an object or image, press the SHIFT key down as you drag on one of the "handles" (small circles and squares that appear around an object that indicate it is selected).
Deborah had some problems with an AutoShape (a block arrow) placed behind the text of a table with rows of fixed width. When Deborah would try to nudge the arrow into position, the text would jump around, even after setting the Wrapping Style for the AutoShape to Behind Text.
In order for assistive technologies (e.g., screen readers) to be able to present the document accurately, it is important to indicate the natural language of the document (e.g., English, French). If a different natural language is used for a paragraph or selected text, this also needs to be clearly indicated.
Represents the selection in the specified document window. The Selection object is deleted whenever you change slides in an active slide view (the Type property will return ppSelectionNone).
If you don't have an object of the appropriate type selected when you use one of these properties (for instance, if you use the ShapeRange property when there are no shapes selected), an error occurs. Use the Type property to determine what kind of object or objects are selected. The following example checks to see whether the selection contains slides. If the selection does contain slides, the example sets the background for the first slide in the selection.
This is just the default behavior of objects on the Mac. All text fields allow dropping text on them, and all files/folders drop themselves as their absolute path in a text context. You can drop text from this webpage in that text field, too!
With PPT Productivity add-in for PowerPoint you can now lock shapes, images or other objects in PowerPoint! Unlocking is only possible for PPT Productivity users. Standard PowerPoint is slowly introducing an object locking feature but it can be unlocked easily and does not prevent text editing.
You can also lock objects to your Master Slide layouts with the ShapeLocker feature for PowerPoint! This means if someone accesses the master slides in a presentation, the shape lock will freeze the object and prevent them from accidentally moving, removing or editing the object. A great example is to lock copyright text in PowerPoint. For example, to make sure the copyright text appears on all slides in a presentation, you can add this to the master slide and lock it into position.
How to lock a shape so others can't edit or change it? Luckily PPT Productivity lets you lock text boxes to prevent text editing (note - if you want to create a locked object with editable text, you can use a single cell table for this option). The PPT Productivity unlock feature can also unlock any objects locked with the standard PowerPoint locking feature.
The caption name is the text you see in a newly added checkbox such as Check Box 1. To change the caption name, right click the checkbox, select Edit Text in the context menu, and type the name you want.
You can use the mouse, keyboard, and VoiceOver cursor to navigate to text and objects that appear on your screen. VoiceOver uses three function keys to describe the keyboard, VoiceOver cursor, and mouse pointer.
To hear a description of the item in the VoiceOver cursor, press VO-F3. This could be a control, text in a document, an HTML content area, and more. The description includes the current state of the item. For example, you might hear that the checkbox is selected, or hear the value settings of a slider.
In this Photoshop Basics tutorial, we'll learn how to create some interesting text layouts using custom shapes as text frames! In other words, we'll be drawing a shape using one of the custom shapes that ship with Photoshop, but rather than filling the shape with color as we normally would, we'll fill it with text!
Select Photoshop's Custom Shape Tool from the Tools panel. By default, it's hiding behind the Rectangle Tool, so click on the Rectangle Tool's icon and hold your mouse button down for a second or two until a fly-out menu appears showing a list of the other tools available in that spot, then select the Custom Shape Tool from the list:
Near the far left of the Options Bar is a row of three icons, each one representing a different type of shape we can draw. Photoshop gives us a choice of drawing normal shapes, paths, or pixel-based shapes. To use a shape as a container for our text, we want to draw a path, which is essentially an outline of the shape. We'll be placing our text inside the outline. Click on the middle of the three icons to select the Paths option:
With the Paragraph panel now open, click on the Justify Centered option to select it. This will make it easier for the text we're about to add to fill the entire width of the shape. When you're done, click again on the toggle icon in the Options Bar to hide the Character and Paragraph panels since we no longer need them: 2b1af7f3a8