Editing Text

·        To change the contents of a text box, double-click on the text box, or click on the text box to select it and then click the Edit Text button in the Design Tools.

·        Highlight text in the text preview area by holding the mouse button down as you drag over the text to select. Change style elements of the selected text using the available options in the Text area of the Design Tools.

The following options are available in the Design Tools under the Text heading:

Add Text

Click on this icon to add a new text box to the currently selected project page. See the Adding Text topic for more information.

Edit Text

Click on this icon to begin editing or adding to the contents of a text box.

Drop Shadow

1.       Click on the Drop Shadow button to add a shadow underneath the text or to edit an existing shadow. A shadow makes the text stand out and gives it a sense of depth on the page.

2.       In the Shadow Properties dialog:

Select Font

Change the set of text characters by choosing a font from the Select Font drop-down list.

Size

Change how large the text characters are by choosing a number from the Size drop-down list. You may also type a size directly into the box (hit the Enter or Return key to apply).

Line Spacing

To change the vertical space between lines of text, click on the up or down arrows next to the number in the Line Spacing value. Alternately, type a number between -3 and 3 directly into the Line Spacing field (hit the Enter or Return key to apply).

Style

Click on the B (bold), U (underline), or I (italic) or to apply the selected formatting style to the text.

Alignment

Click on an alignment icon to set the text alignment. Left alignment (the left icon) justifies the text to the left side of the text box. Center alignment (the middle icon) centers the text in the middle of the text box. Right alignment (the right icon) justifies the text to the right side of the text box.

Black Text

Click on this icon to change the color of the text in the selected text box to black.

White Text

Click on this icon to change the color of the text in the selected text box to white.

Change Color

Click on the Change Color icon to change the text color. This opens the Choose Color window.

Match Color (only available in PrintMaster Platinum)

Clicking on this icon opens the Picker tab of the Choose Color window. See the Choose Color topic for more information.

Opacity

This allows you to make text semi-transparent (the original state of the text is 100% opaque – not transparent at all). Drag the slider to the left to make the text more transparent. Drag the slider to the right to make the text more opaque (less transparent).

Rotate (by Degrees)

To rotate the text, drag the slider to set the angle of rotation. The number in the box at the top right will show the angle in degrees.  You may also type the angle of rotation directly into the box and hit Enter (Return on the Mac) on the keyboard.

Text to Shape (only available in PrintMaster Platinum)

Click on the Text to Shape icon to set the text to follow the path of a shape (either a circle or a square). After clicking the icon, choose one of the four options.

After applying an option, you may adjust the shape of the text by dragging one of the handles (small gray boxes) around the edge of the text. To remove the shape, click on the Text to Shape icon and choose Regular Text.

Remove

Clicking on this button will delete the selected text box.