text issue-please help!

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I am a beginner in the greatest sense of the word! When I drag the text box over and type in text, the toolbar for editing it does not show up. How can I fix this problem so I can change the font and stuff? Please, all the help I can get would be appreciated.
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Good morning sweetpea,

The toolbar to edit text should be at the top when you drag a text box into your field or click on edit on the left. To change text coloring, size, etc highlight the text you want to change and click on the tool bar options. Hope this helps...I am sure someone from the support team will also reply.
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Hi sweetpea,

Actually, clouda9 answered correctly (thank you clouda9!)

You know, I had the same problem at first as well, so I know exactly where you're coming from! Once you get the hang of it, you will definitely see what's happening, but there's a small bit of "the learning curve" that everyone has to go through at first, so don't despair! What I would suggest first off is reading some (or watching some -- on video!) of the short, easy-to-follow and thorough tutorials that we've already prepared for you, anticipating many of your questions. You are going to love them! Check them out here: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials

So, to add text to the text widget, you are definitely on the right track. Sounds like you've already got the text widget dropped onto your page? (Because there is a 2-column layout widget, that you CANNOT directly start typing into... dropping the 2-column widget onto your page is only the first step. You then have to drop a text widget into the 2-column widget, before any typing can occur....). In order to make crystal clear, I'm going to copy & paste our basic instructions next, just to make sure I don't omit anything crucial.

To add text to your site:
1) Drag and drop a text widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page (it looks like a piece of writing paper and a pen)
2) Click inside the green text box and start typing or paste your text.
3) Use the text editing toolbar to format your text. This toolbar looks like a toolbar you will have seen in any word processor you might have used and it displays across the top of your page whenever you click on a text widget.

I hope this answers your question. Please get back to me if you have any difficulty typing text onto your page.

~ Adrienne
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I have saved my page but now find I have to correct a spelling mistake. Can someone help please.
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Hi Jerryboy:

1) Log into your account and open your site.
2) Click on the text widget that has the spelling mistake and correct it.
3) Save your page.
4) If your site is already published, click the yellow "Update My Site" button and your correction will be added to your live site.

Please get back to us if you have any difficulty correcting your spelling mistake.
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My text editor with the icons similar to a tree and paper clip will not show up. can anyone help?
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Hi Sarahs,

I'm sorry you are having this problem. Can you tell me what happens when you try to add a text widget to your page. When you add a text widget to your page, the text editor should open up automatically.
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Hi Sweetpea

Make sure that as well as clicking on the text widget, you also click on, or highlight the text you want to edit. Some times the curser can be a bit reluctant to jump into the text box to start editing.
Regards Stuart