To insert or delete characters from a text area or text-path first select the text area or text-path, and then select Edit->Text->Edit text... (Ctrl+Shift-I). (Note that you should not have any other objects selected.) This will display the Edit Text dialog box (Figure 8.9) in which you can modify the text as appropriate. The text area popup menu is available in the top text field allowing you to Select All the text, Cut or Copy selected text to the clipboard, Paste text from the clipboard, or insert a symbol using the Insert Symbol... menu item. This is the same as the popup menu used when creating a new text area.
Note that you can not edit a text area or text-path if it belongs to a group. Deleting all the characters within a text area or text-path isn't permitted and will result in the error message "Empty string".
If you want to specify alternative text to appear in a LaTeX document, click on the button marked Different, and enter the alternative in the bottom field (see Figure 8.9). The text area popup menu is not available in this field, but you can still use Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V to select all the text, copy to the clipboard, cut to the clipboard or paste from the clipboard, respectively. Note that the text may occupy a larger or smaller area in the LaTeX document than it does in Jpgfdraw, so you may also need to change the anchor.
- Text Colour
- Text Style
- Splitting Text Areas
- Converting a Text Area, Text-Path or Pattern to a Path
- Setting the Normal Font Size
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