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How do I edit text in a box?

After I create a box and type in text, I can't seem to figure out how to edit or change that original text. 

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Hi Gordon! Double-click the text to edit it again. Then you can also select it and use the properties bar across the top of the canvas to change the font, size, color, etc. Additionally, if you select a shape and then click the hotkey F2, or fn+F2 (depending on your keyboard), you should be able to edit the text

For more help editing text, see our tutorial here.

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Unfortunately whenever I double-click the text, still nothing happens.  That is, it does not allow me to edit the text in the box at all.  Any other methods to be able to change/edit the text that you originally entered?

T P 0 votes
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Hi T - Is it possible that the text box is locked in place? That would mean that small 'x's appear in the corners of the text box. Then, to unlock it, simply click the unlocked lock on the properties bar.  Please also make sure that your browser is up to date. Try clearing cache and cookies and disabling extensions. If that doesn't seem to be the issue, would you mind submitting a support request with us? Please include the document's URL and a screencast of exactly what's occurring. That way, we can better assist you.

Monika G 0 votes
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I was curious if there is a way to have multiple lines of text in a shape without having to add text boxes or pressing space or tab multiple time (making it so the text is not centered)? I have tried pressing the enter  key and double-clicking below the text... is there a simple and uncrowded way to do this or should I just work with it?

Alex G 0 votes
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Alex- I believe what you are looking for is our carriage return. To add a new line of text while editing a text box, press Shift+Enter. Please let me know if this helps or if you have other questions!

Michele C 0 votes
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I am having similar problems to the above.  I had previously created my charts in a free version of Lucid Chart and now I've updated to the paid version I can't seem to make changes to my text boxes easily.  I would like to enter some more bullet points into previously created text boxes, but pressing the 'Enter' key does not work, so I used 'Shift/Enter' as suggested above and this does put the cursor onto the next line, however it won't let you insert a bullet point on it.  Can you please provide some assistance with this?  My team member was going to sign up tomorrow, however I don't know if I'll be recommending it if you can't simply edit some text.

Tania L 0 votes
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Hi Tania, 

Good question. Hitting Shift/Enter will get you to the next line, but you're correct, it will not place another bullet point next to your text. However, hitting Command/Enter will. So when you start a bulleted list, turn the bullet option on and then start typing. Then, hit Command/Enter and you should be brought to the next line with a bullet point on that line. Hope this helped! 

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