Um, any ideas why the text symbol options are greyed out when trying to add a title to the layout? The map frame is not activated. I have not experienced this before, so probably something simple. Using ArcGIS Pro 2.2.4.
I'm guessing you have a Map Frame selected in the layout. These options are grayed out because they are not applicable with the current selection - Map Frame. In order to add a title you will need to insert a text element.
For a title I would recommend using "Text".
This option is based on a point text symbol and allows you to manually resize the element by dragging the selection handles.
For more information see Edit text—Layouts | ArcGIS Desktop.
Hope this helps,
I figured it was something simple I overlooked. Thanks for providing an in depth explanation!
Glad to help!
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