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Format text

The format controls on the Text panel and the Text tool options bar let you set the font size, color, and style, adjust the alignment, lists, and indentation, and add links to text.

You can either set the text formatting first and then create text, or select existing text and apply your formatting to it.

To set the text formatting for a new block of text:

  1. Select the Text tool in the toolbar.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To change the font size, click the font size field and drag to the right to increase the size, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a specific font size in the field.
    • To change the font color, click the color swatch, and select the color from either the color wheel or the color palette.  
    • To change the text style, click NormalBold, Italic, or Bold Italic from the Style menu. 
    • To change the text alignment, click the left, right, center, or justified  alignment buttons.
    • To create ordered lists or bulleted lists, click the ordered list or bulleted list  buttons.
    • To change indentation levels, click the indent more or indent less  buttons.
    • To add a link, select the text you want to have active, then click the link button. In the Edit Link dialog, choose whether you want to create an email link or a web address, enter the target link in the link to field, then click OK.
  3. Click and drag on the stage to create a fixed size text container, or click on the stage to create a container that grows as you type.

To set the text formatting for existing text:

  1. Select the Text tool in the toolbar.
  2. Click the container that has the text you want to select. The bounding box will turn blue.
  3. Click and drag over the text you want to modify
  4. Do any of the following:
    • To change the font size, click the font size field and drag to the right to increase the size, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a specific font size in the field.
    • To change the font color, click the color swatch, and select the color from either the color wheel or the color palette.  
    • To change the text style, click NormalBold, Italic, or Bold Italic from the Style menu. 
    • To change the text alignment, click the left, right, center, or justified  alignment buttons.
    • To create ordered lists or bulleted lists, click the ordered list or bulleted list  buttons.
    • To change indentation levels, click the indent more or indent less  buttons.
    • To add a link, select the text you want to have active, then click the link button. In the Edit Link dialog, choose whether you want to create an email link or a web address, enter the target link in the link to field, then click OK.
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