Selecting and Editing Text

When you want to add, edit, format, copy, cut, or paste all or part of a shape’s text, you first need to know how to select it, which Table 4-1 shows. You can move the insertion point by clicking anywhere in the text block or by using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Table 4-1. Techniques for Selecting Text
Select a text block

Text Block tool

Click the Text Block tool, and then click a shape.
Open a shape’s text block and select all the text in it

Pointer tool

Do one of the following: Double-click the ...

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