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Is there an easy way to toggle between the text boxes and the text in each?

asked 2016-04-27 19:57:55 +0100

MarjaE gravatar image

I need to edit a couple hundred text boxes, changing the text, and changing the color of each box. I am clumsy, I have rsi, and my good arm hurts.

When I double-click to switch from the text box to the text, I have about a 2/3 chance of success, and a 1/3 chance of moving the box instead.

I checked the Draw guide, 4.1, but it suggests using a "text icon" on the "drawing toolbar," and - first - that's a lot more mouse movement back and forth between the toolbars and the text, and - second - there is no text icon on the drawing toolbar.

I can't find the new Draw Guide, 5.1, if it exists because the front page of www.libreoffice.org isn't working in my browser.

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answered 2016-04-28 01:24:57 +0100

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updated 2016-04-28 01:25:42 +0100

There is F4 opening the 'Position and Size' dialog for a Draw object.
You may configure some additional shortcuts to enter the dialogs for setting 'Area' poroperties and so on. They should also work while you are editing the text. After leaving the dialog (Esc, OK, ...) you should be back editing the text.
Having selected a Draw object you may enter edit mode for its text simply by hitting 'Enter' and get back to the selection by 'Esc'.

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answered 2016-04-28 08:25:47 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

Hi

Starting with no selection (eg after File Open):

  • Tab key selects the first object, then
  • Enter key to edit the text,
  • Esc to exit edit mode,
  • Tab to select the next object, etc.

For changing colors, it is possible at once by selecting all the objects (eg Ctrl+A or surrounding objects concerned with the mouse) and then applying a style (sidebar).

Regards

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I'm trying to change the colors of one text box in each of about 160 groups, not the other objects in the same groups.

Tab isn't good for entering each group, or for exiting text once I've typed the text. Command-A isn't good for selecting part of each of several groups.

P.S. I've enabled sticky keys and am using tab, fn+f3, tab, enter, escape, command then fn+f3, tab, etc. to navigate.

MarjaE gravatar imageMarjaE ( 2016-04-28 17:54:08 +0100 )edit
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