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Add text to shapes, diagrams, or connectors

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Add text to shapes, connectors, and pages to give diagrams more meaning.

Add text to a shape or connector

  1. Select a shape or a connector.

  2. Type in the text.

  3. Select a blank area on the drawing page.

Edit text on a shape or connector

  1. Select a shape or connector.

  2. Select Home > Text.

  3. Make your changes.

  4. Select a blank area on the drawing page.

Rotate text in a shape or connector

  1. Select a shape or connector.

  2. Select Home > Text Block.

  3. Drag the rotation handle to the left or to the right.

  4. Select Home > Pointer Tool.

Add text to a drawing page

  1. Select Insert > Text Box.

  2. Select either Draw Horizontal Text Box or Vertical Text Box.

  3. Select the place on the drawing page where you want to add the text.

  4. Type in the text.

  5. Select a blank area of the drawing page.

Move text in a shape or on a connector

  1. Select the shape or connector that contains the text.

  2. Select Home > Text Block.

  3. Drag the text to a new location.

Change the look of text in a shape, connector, or text box

  1. Select the shape, connector, or text box.

  2. Select Home > Font or Home > Paragraph, and select options:

    • Font Size makes the text larger or smaller.

    • Bold makes the text strong.

    • Font Color changes the color of the text.

    • Align Center centers the text on the object.

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