Choose the 'Text' tab to add a new text box to a page in your Family History Book:

  1. Click the 'Text' tab to view text box options.

  2. Click the text box you'd like to add to the page.

  3. Double-click the text box that’s highlighted on the page.

  4. Once you have the flashing cursor you can add or edit text within the text box.

  5. Resize and position the text box as needed.

Once you’ve double-clicked a text box:

  • A flashing cursor will appear within the text box

  • Once you have the flashing cursor you can add or edit text within the box

  • You can also paste text copied from another source into the box

To add text to an existing (blank) text box double-click the ‘+ sign.’

To add or edit text within an existing text box double-click the text box.

Please Note that the text box will expand down automatically as you add text. However, if you want the text box wider, you must expand it manually.

How to Expand a Text Box:

  1. Click on the text box.

  2. Position the cursor above one of the blue squares until it turns into a double-sided arrow.

  3. Hold down the left click button and drag the mouse in or out to adjust the text box size.

How to Rotate a Text Box:

  1. Click on the text box.

  2. Position the cursor above the blue square located above the text until it turns into a plus sign.

  3. Hold down the left click button and drag the mouse clockwise or counterclockwise.

How to Position a Text Box:

  1. Hold down the left click button on the text box you're wanting to reposition.

  2. While holding down the left click button, drag the mouse to where you want the text box placed on the page.

Please note that you may use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move selected elements.

How to Remove a Text Box:

  1. Click on the text box.

  2. Click on the Trash Can icon or select the 'delete' button on your keyboard.

You may use the tools on the white toolbar to align text, change the color of the text, change font type and font size. Just highlight the text you want to apply those options to.

To Bold, Italicize, or BoldItalic text, you must select a font type that ends with - Bold, - Italic, - SemiBold, - BoldItalic, or - SemiBoldItalic.

To change font size click the arrow keys to the right of the number box.

To change font color click the 'A' and select or customize a color from the color menu.

To align your content click the left, center, or right alignment icons.

Check out these articles next:

How to add, replace, and remove photos in the Family History Books

How to edit, add, move, and delete pages in the Family History Books

How to change the background of a page in the Family History Books

How to add Lines to pages in the Family History Books

How to add and edit text on the cover of the Family History Books

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