Editing text in text items

You can edit the text shown in text items; for example, to replace individual words or to change their formatting.


  1. Open the text editor for an existing text item in any of the following ways:
    • Select the text item and press Return.

    • Double-click the text item.

  2. Edit the text in the text item.

    For example, you can format the text using the text editor options.


    If you override the paragraph style of text in an individual text item or text frame, such as by making text bold, any changes you later make to corresponding parameters of the paragraph style are not applied to the overridden text. However, font size overrides are combined with the font size in the paragraph style.

  3. Press Esc or Ctrl/Cmd-Return to close the text editor.