'Double click to edit' boxes in Keynote?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sharky05, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. sharky05 macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2007

    I've recently embarked on making a few keynote themes, but the problem i'm coming across is all my textboxes are locked when you're not in the master slide edit mode - in the themes that come with keynote you get these 'double click to edit' boxes that can be changed by the user, but I haven't found a way of making a normal locked text box behave in this way. Any ideas?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Perhaps you have to select the text box first, then bring the Inspector up and alter its properties so it isn't locked. A text box with no text in it should display that placeholder text, unless for some reason it cannot be edited.
  3. sharky05 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2007
    I've selected it in the master slide and gone to the arrange menu, but it's already unlocked. Locking it means I can't edit in the master slide either.
    Any more ideas?

  4. sharky05 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2007
    Just for the record here's the solution I found:

    select the textbox, go to Format > Advanced > Define as text placeholder. Also works for image holders.
  5. ox4dboy macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2004
    All of the Advanced menu items are grayed out when I attempt that fix in Keynote '09.

    Any additional ideas?

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