A text box will appear. You can begin to type. If you look into the "Tool Options" window, then you will see that there are different settings that you can change. These settings can also be changed in the pop-up window that appears when you click the canvas to begin typing.
This will select the whole text for editing. You can change the text size, font, color, and type. If you are interested, there is another VisiHow tutorial on how to write text in an arc or along a path.
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