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Old 06-21-2022, 09:36 PM
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I've been using MS Office products for many many years, but I have to admit that MS Word still baffles me.


I'm presently using MS Office for Mac 2011 on an older MacBook Pro and, specifically, when I open Word documents containing text boxes, I have to spend a lot of extra time trying to find just the right place to right-click on the selected text box to [ultimately] access and select the Edit Text option, which, naturally allows me to edit the text within the selected text box.


I realize that this isn't the end of the world, far from it, but when one has to do this over and over again with Word documents containing multiple text boxes, one can waste a lot of time repeating the same operation. My question is whether or not there's a way in the Word for Mac 2011 settings to set the text boxes in a Word document to default to the Edit Text function?




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From a Windows user...
Try double-clicking on the text.
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Thank you for the suggestion, CK, but, unfortunately, that doesn't work.
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Could you attach a sample problem document? (Not a screenshot.)
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Old 06-22-2022, 04:25 PM
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Hi CK -


Unfortunately, some of the files that I wrote about in the OP are considered proprietary...but I think that I could find a simple example, like a check writing template, to demonstrate what I'm referring to..


Okay, so I have attached a check template, but, for obvious reasons, the details have been replaced with a series of "X" characters. Nothing personal.


Thank you for your time, sir.
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Your sample document contains multiple text boxes. You should be able to just click in the text box where you want to edit something, and then select the text that should be replaced.
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