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Working with Text

Quite often you'll find yourself working with text in a two-step process: You'll add text for the information it provides and then later go back to style the text by choosing special fonts or colors. This section deals with the first step. For information on styling individual blocks of text, see Formatting Fields or Objects on page 181. To set database-wide text defaults, see To set formatting defaults on page 178.

To add text to a layout:

1.
Make sure you're in Layout mode ( in Windows, on the Mac), then click the Text tool in the left-hand status area (Figure 12.1).

Figure 12.1. Click on the Text tool in the Layout status area to add text.


2.
Click in the layout where you want the text and start typing. An I-beam cursor marks your progress (Figure 12.2).

Figure 12.2. An I-beam cursor marks your text-insertion spot.



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