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how do I put in textbox and type in the text [closed]

asked 2013-01-14 23:25:03 +0100

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updated 2013-02-01 04:41:10 +0100

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I have tired to create a textbox in a report in Base. I can get the box, but then can only highlight the box; I cannot get a text entry "beam". What do I need to do to type in the box? In Writer I do not even see a way to create a textbox. Help does not recognize "textbox" or "text box". I'm sure this is something simple, but it is eluding me so far. Help, please. Thanks.

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Thanks for the thorough answer from qubit.

Birder Tom gravatar imageBirder Tom ( 2013-01-17 22:48:29 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-01-16 19:57:23 +0100

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(on Ubuntu 12.04.1, using LibreOffice

To create a textbox in Writer,

  • Open a new document in LO Writer
  • Open the 'Drawing' toolbar by navigating to: View -> Toolbars -> Drawing
    • (in my version of LibreOffice, the drawing bar docks at the bottom of the document by default)
  • Click on the "T" icon for textbox. You should get a cursor in the shape of cross-hairs (with a small text-entry 'beam' on the right, as a kind of hint)
  • Single-click and drag down and to the right to expand the box.
  • Add some text!
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