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Chapter 4. Text Input > To delete text:

To delete text:

1.
Choose the Content tool.

Same ol ' selection

If you deselect and then reselect a box with the Content tool, the last group of characters that were highlighted, if any, will re-highlight. To create a new insertion point, click once more in the text box.


2.
Click to the right of the character to be deleted , then press Delete/Backspace. (Press the left or right arrow on the keyboard to move the insertion point one character at a time.)

Figure 1. Pressing Delete with the cursor at this insertion point would remove the “S.”


or

First highlight the text you want to delete (see the previous page). Then in the Mac OS, press Delete or choose Edit > Clear. In Windows, press Backspace or Delete or choose Edit > Delete.

Figure 2. Pressing Delete with this selection highlighted would delete the “HES.”


TIP

To delete the character to the right of the cursor, press the del/Delete key on an extended keyboard or press Shift-Delete on a non-extended keyboard.


The Line text path tool and Orthogonal text path tool are discussed here. The Bézier text path and Freehand text path tools are discussed in Chapter 18.

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