'Double click to edit' boxes in Keynote?

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  1. sharky05 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  4. sharky05 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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

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

    Any additional ideas?
     

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