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I'm having trouble with Text Boxes on Mac

I'm having issues with Text Boxes on Scriptation for Mac

When working with Text Boxes and Sticky Notes, there are a few challenges that users sometimes face on Mac.

Creating the Text Box

After selecting the Text Box icon and clicking onto your document, a text field should be created. If this is not happening with your device, it's likely that the mouse / trackpad is being held just a fraction of a second too long.

To create the Text Box, try to deselect the Text Box icon, select it again, and quickly single-click / release on your script.

As an alternative, try to right click, control+click, or two-finger tap on the trackpad. Then from the menu bar, tap Text.

Editing Text

To edit a word mid-sentence, you are able to use the mouse to click into the text field. However, the arrow keys can sometimes be problematic while navigating within the text.

To edit the text, try holding OPTION and then navigating with the left and right arrows only.

Why these issues?

With both of the above, there's a bug in macOS that limits how Scriptation can use the text field.

To get the most out of Scriptation, we recommend updating to macOS Monterey.

What's Next

How do I use the Text Marking tools?
How do I use Sticky Notes?
How do I transfer my notes?

Updated on: 17/02/2022

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