Adam Pearson wrote:
> bulia byak wrote:
>> On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 15:02:11 +1000, Adam Pearson
>> <addon@...> wrote:
>>> Thanks bulia but I had tried that and the "Apply" button is greyed out
>>> ... what am I doing wrong?
>> It is grayed out when either no text is selected, or when text is
>> selected but you haven't yet changed any parameters (i.e. when the
>> style of the text matches that of the dialog). Select e.g. another
>> font in the list and it ungrays.
> Thanks again but I cannot get this to work. Can I test your patience
> once more? Here is my process:
> 1. Create a new document
> 2. Create a shape (let us say, a rectangle)
> 3. Right-click on the rectangle, select Flow Text into Shape
> 4. Some default text appears (in a box within the rectangle)
> 5. Go to XML Editor and change the default text to the text I want
> 6. My new text appears in the box within the rectangle
> 7. I want to edit the font type, size, line spacing etc
> 8. Select the text in the XML Editor (or select the text box and by
> Shift-click also select the rectangle)
> 9. Ctrl + Shift + T opens the Text and Font Dialog
> 10.Select what I want in that Dialog, e.g. a different font family or
> any other different attribute
> 11. The "Apply" button remains greyed and I cannot make the change
> It seems to me I am not finding the way to select the text and keep it
> selected while working with the Text and Font Dialog, but I am only
> guessing here - the behaviour is as if that were so.
> I cannot select the text with the Create and Edit Text tool.
> I have tried selecting the text by selecting both the text box and, by
> Shift-click, the rectangle but still with no result.
> I am at a loss to know how to proceed - I feel sure I could get it
> eventually (like they claim about monkeys typing Shakespeare!), but
> would very much value a further pointer from you.
I have worked out how to do this:
1. Once the default text is in the box in the shape, you _can_ edit it
(the words) on screen with the Create and Edit text tool. Then, with a
bit of separate text floating somewhere of the format I want, I can copy
then Ctrl + Shift + V paste the style into the box in the shape.
Problem solved. I had not read the default text properly. My apologies
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