While in Configure mode, click the Insert menu and select Controls | Text Box.
The Text Box Configuration dialog box appears.
If you want to change the font for the text box, select a new font, style, or size as necessary.
On the Text tab, enter text (if any) that you want to display in the box. For example, if you want the user to enter a name, you could have "enter name here" displayed in the text box.
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You can display a string from a data source in the text box. To do this, click the Data tab and select the data source. How?
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Display an expression in the text box. To do this, on the Data tab, click the Configure Expression button and enter an expression. How?
To configure the text box to write to a data source, see To configure a Text Box to write to a data source.