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Edit text

After you create a text object on your page, you can select and change the text that it contains.

To edit text

  1. In the Toolbox, select the Text Cc294914.d724d595-909f-438e-a2af-c4dc7ac7f631(en-us,Expression.30).png tool.

  2. To select text in the text object, drag the Text tool over the text. You can also do one or more of the following:

    • Press CTRL+A to select all the text in the text object.

    • Press SHIFT and an arrow key to select text before or after your cursor. For example, press SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW to select the character to the right of the cursor, and SHIFT+LEFT ARROW selects the character to the left.

    • Press SHIFT+HOME to select text from the cursor to the start of the line.

    • Press SHIFT+END to select text from the cursor to the end of the line.

You can also delete text in the text object.

To delete text

  • To delete text in a text object, use one of the following methods:

    • Press either the DELETE or BACKSPACE key to delete selected characters.

    • With a selection tool, select a block of text and then press either the DELETE or BACKSPACE key.

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If the Selection or Direct Selection tool is selected in the Toolbox, you can quickly select text by double-clicking a text object. The tool automatically becomes the Text tool.

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