Editing text is done with the Text Tool. As already mentioned, clicking on existing text will select that text object and enable editing. All the normal text editing keys function as expected: Backspace, Arrows, Enter, etc. Cut and paste also work (see above for selecting text): Cut: Ctrl+X, Copy: Ctrl+C, and Paste: Ctrl+V.
An alternative way to edit text is to use the Text tab of the Text and Font dialog ( → (Shift+Ctrl+T)). Editing text in the tab has a couple of advantages, the most important of which is that the text is spell checked as it is typed. This option requires that GtkSpell be installed and it must be compiled in (make sure that you have the libgtkspell development library installed if you compile the program yourself).
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