I want to edit existing text and the cursor won't comply

Asked by Betsy Halstead on 2018-04-05

I am trying to edit existing text. When I selecte the "T" in the menu bar, the cursor won't go where I click it inside the line of text I want to change. I would assume this would be a simple task as in Adobe Illustrator. Also the flashing cursor is much larger than the existing text. This is driving me crazy!

PLEASE, could someone get back to me ASAP? I have someone waiting for my printout!

Thanks,

Betsy

P.S. I am using Inkscape in lieu of Illustrator since the later is far too expensive. However, I may end up renting it monthly if this doesn't work.

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2018-04-11
TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

I'd try using the Text tool in the toolbar on the left... Just click and type (don't drag a rectangle unless you want flowed text).

More here :
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text.html

Betsy Halstead (bibbitybobby) said : #2

My problem *IS*just clicking. The cursor won't click within the text.

On 4/7/2018 7:52 AM, TylerDurden wrote:
> Your question #667604 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/667604
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> TylerDurden proposed the following answer:
> I'd try using the Text tool in the toolbar on the left... Just click and
> type (don't drag a rectangle unless you want flowed text).
>
> More here :
> http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text.html
>

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Select the text with the selection tool.

Look into the status line (info line at the bottom of the window)

What does it say?

A) group : ungroup and repeat
B) path : cannot be edited as text
C) text: it should be working, just switch to text tool to have the cursor automatically at the end of the text

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