Keynote - Putting Text Inside a Shape

background image

Putting Text Inside a Shape

All shapes, except lines, can contain text.

To add text to a shape:


Place a shape where you want it on the slide canvas.

To learn about adding shapes, see “About Creating Shapes” on page 81.


Double-click the shape and type the text you want.


Chapter 4

Working with Text

background image

Chapter 4

Working with Text


If the text extends beyond the border of the shape, a clipping indicator appears.

The clipping indicator
shows that text
extends beyond the
borders of a shape.


To resize the shape, select it and drag the selection handles. (If the insertion point is

inside the shape, press Command-Return to get out of text editing mode and select
the shape.)


To rotate the shape, hold down the Command key while holding the pointer over

a corner of the shape. When the pointer appears as a curved arrow, drag to rotate
the shape.
To keep its text horizontal after rotating the shape, choose Format > Shape > “Reset
Text and Object Handles.”


To add text to a shape that's part of a group, double-click in the text area of the shape

you want to edit.
If you resize the group, everything resizes except the text, but you can still select
text and change its font size. See “Grouping and Ungrouping Objects” on page 93 for
details about grouping objects.

To learn about changing the look of the text inside the shape, see the topics below
“Formatting Text Size and Appearance” on page 50.

To learn about changing the spacing between the text and the inside of the shape, see
“Adjusting Spacing Within Text Box Borders” on page 65.

To learn about formatting the borders and background color of the shape, see
“Changing the Style of Borders” on page 96 and “Filling Objects with Colors or
Images” on page 100.