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Text boxes without the default Adobe colors?

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Sep 25, 2018

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Is there a way to add a text box and then change the colors (other than the default Adobe blue, green, yellow, ect.?)

I just want a white text box with grey letters.

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Will repeat what I already wrote in my first answer. You are NOT using a Text Entry Box, which is an interactive object meant to capture input from the learner, but you want static text. There are two possible containers for text:

  1. The OLD Text Captions, which you find under the bit button Text; I explained that creating such a custom caption needs the use of a graphics app.
  2. The Shapes, which you find unde the big button Shapes. Double-click on the shape or use F2 to enter in Text mode. Shapes have more possiblities and can be styled completely in Captivate: Fill (with solid color, gradient or image/texture), transparency (Alpha), stroke color and width.

Insert a shape on the slide.

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Text boxes without the default Adobe colors?

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Is there a way to add a text box and then change the colors (other than the default Adobe blue, green, yellow, ect.?)

I just want a white text box with grey letters.

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Correct answer by Lilybiri | Most Valuable Participant

Will repeat what I already wrote in my first answer. You are NOT using a Text Entry Box, which is an interactive object meant to capture input from the learner, but you want static text. There are two possible containers for text:

  1. The OLD Text Captions, which you find under the bit button Text; I explained that creating such a custom caption needs the use of a graphics app.
  2. The Shapes, which you find unde the big button Shapes. Double-click on the shape or use F2 to enter in Text mode. Shapes have more possiblities and can be styled completely in Captivate: Fill (with solid color, gradient or image/texture), transparency (Alpha), stroke color and width.

Insert a shape on the slide.

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Sep 25, 2018

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I suspect you mean a Text Caption, not a Text Entry Box?

Why not use a shape as text container: you have full control over its look, Fill, Stroke, Characters....? If you want a custom Text Caption you need a graphics program....

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I meant a regular text box. How do I insert one of those? Just use a square shape?

Thanks again for the help. I'm just navigating Captivate from PowerPoint.

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Test Entry Box doesn't have the Adobe colors.... Please check which item you really means: Text Entry Box or Text Caption?

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I mean just being able to enter text on a slide.

In PowerPoint I have to insert a text box.

How do I just add text on a Captivate slide?

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Will repeat what I already wrote in my first answer. You are NOT using a Text Entry Box, which is an interactive object meant to capture input from the learner, but you want static text. There are two possible containers for text:

  1. The OLD Text Captions, which you find under the bit button Text; I explained that creating such a custom caption needs the use of a graphics app.
  2. The Shapes, which you find unde the big button Shapes. Double-click on the shape or use F2 to enter in Text mode. Shapes have more possiblities and can be styled completely in Captivate: Fill (with solid color, gradient or image/texture), transparency (Alpha), stroke color and width.

Insert a shape on the slide.

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