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Why doesn't the text stay when editing text in a shape after clicking off the shape.

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    Why doesn't the text stay when editing text in a shape after clicking off the shape.

    So i am testing out with shapes in excel and instead of adding a text box near the shape there is a edit text option when right clicking on a shape that allows you to write text within a shape or further down. When i click a way it disappears. Is it supposed to do this or is there a setting to change this?

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    Re: Why doesn't the text stay when editing text in a shape after clicking off the shape.

    When i click a way it disappears.
    What is the "it" you mean here? The shape, or the text?

    When you click elsewhere the focus changes so you no longer see a box for text within the shape. However, if you have entered text, the text stays there. Can you be more specific about what you are seeing, step by step?

    After selecting a shape:
    shape1.jpg

    After right-clicking and selecting Edit Text, typing in text, and setting font color to Automatic:
    shape2.jpg

    After clicking on a cell, shape becomes de-selected, text remains:
    shape3.jpg
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    Re: Why doesn't the text stay when editing text in a shape after clicking off the shape.

    Its just the text. I can write text in the shape, hit enter, and it stays there. However, if I push that text down so that its out of the shape and over cells, when I click off of it I can no longer see the text that was pushed down outside the cell. I wasn't sure if there is a way to make it the text visible even if its past the shape itself.

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    Re: Why doesn't the text stay when editing text in a shape after clicking off the shape.

    I have never seen a shape where you can add text, and then move the text outside the shape. Please attach a file with an example. See yellow banner at the top of the page.

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