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Design it Yourself - Editing Text

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Published on Apr 11, 2012

Use the full feature text editor to customize the font on your stationery.

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Select and drag a template to the project canvas to begin. Templates have pre-defined text areas. Additional text areas can be added.

Double click a selected text area to enable the text editing controls.

Click outside of the text area to exit from the text editing controls.

Double click on a text area to begin editing the text. Notice that all of the text is highlighted.

Click inside of the text area where you would like to add additional text.

By holding the mouse button down and dragging you can select specific words in the text area.

Pressing the delete key on the keyboard will remove it from your project.

The Type Tools allow you to adjust the type style of selected text.

Change the font using the dropdown menu.

Adjust the font size using the arrows or by typing in the desired size and pressing enter.

Clicking the Bold, Italic, or Underline buttons will adjust the text accordingly. The availability of these style options will vary depending on the font selected.

The text color can be adjusted by selecting a desired color from the color pallet. Deselecting the text allows you to see your color choice.

Use tracking to adjust the spacing between individual letters.

The top margin adjusts the distance of the text from the top of the text box.

Leading is used to adjust the distance between each the line of text.

The horizontal Alignment tool sets the justification of the text within the text area.

To make adjustments to all of the text within a text area at once, select the text area and use the type tools to adjust as desired.

The type tool has spellchecking. A red line will appear underneath a miss-spelt word. Right click on the word to choose the correct spelling from the menu.

A colored background can be added to the text box by choosing a color from the Fill Color pallet. Reducing the opacity allows for elements placed behind the text area to show through the fill color. Select the diagonal red line color swatch from the color pallet if you do not wish to use fill color.




Add a border to the text area by selecting a color from the border color pallet. Then adjust the thickness of the line as desired.

Additional text areas can be added to the project canvas. Select the horizontal tool from the Type Tools menu. Then click and drag on the project canvas to draw your text area.

To adjust the size of the text area, place your mouse over the green squares on the border, then click and drag to the desired size.

A text area can be moved by clicking once to select the text area to select it. Then click and drag to the desired position.

Rotate a text area by clicking once to select it, then place your mouse over the green circle at the top. Your cursor will become a circular arrow. Click and drag in the direction that you wish to rotate

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