Operating Text Block
Click the Text Block
Click the shape to
select its text block (text block: The text area
associated with a shape that appears when you
click the shape with the text tool or select it
with the pointer tool.).
Note If the text is in
a group, click to select the group, and then
click to select the text in the shape.
Do one of the
To rotate the shape's text block, drag
the rotation handle
When the pointer is over a rotation
handle: The round handle that appears at the
top of a 2-D shape's or text block's
selection rectangle when you select the
shape or text block using the Pointer tool
or select a text block using the Text Block
tool.), it changes to an arrow
that forms a circle
. As you drag, the pointer changes to four
arrows that form a circle
To move the shape's text block, drag the
four direction arrow with pointer
that appears when the
pointer is over the text in the text block.
The text block remains part of the shape,
so you can move the text block completely
outside the shape's borders and still move,
rotate, and resize it with the shape without
changing its new position relative to the
To resize the shape's text block, drag a
until the text block is the width or height
To delete the
shape's text block, just press DEL.
Flip command is ineffective for text block.
If a shape has a control handle
, you can use the Pointer tool
to easily reposition its text.