[Solved] Text Box

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[Solved] Text Box

Postby confused1 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:59 am

Text Box: is this defined as an area that a writer can insert text beside previously written text? I have not found a definition of a text box.
I did discover that it cannot be used in the Word format but must be used only in the OOo format. That caused me several hours of confusion.
Now that I can make one, the problem is that the words do not show after I type them into the box. When I click outside the box they disappear. When I click on "T" in the toolbar, only then can I type into the text box, and only after I hit a key do the previously typed letters show.
Before I started using Open Office I used the text box in Word all the time. It's disappointing that it is so difficult to use a text box. Also, since it's so easy to convert to Word I have saved all my documents in Word because all my older docs are in Word format & they don't show up unless everything is in Word.
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Re: Text Box

Postby Bill » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:38 am

Text boxes from Word become Text Frames in Writer. Use Insert > Frame instead of clicking the T on the Drawing toolbar.
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Re: Text Box

Postby confused1 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:59 am

Thank you! It worked perfectly!
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