Formatting Text
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Formatting Text

Text and labels are an important part of your drawing. There are many options that you can use to create the text that you need. Create some basic text to see how the configuration options work. When you highlight the text the Object Bar has a number of components that are valuable in formatting text. Here is an example of the Object bar.


Character formatting may be accomplished by highlighting text and choosing a font and font size.


Simply highlight text, this is important to do first, and then select the arrow next to the Font and choose the font you would like, which immediately changes your font while the text is still highlighted.

Font size is changed in the same way, highlight the text, select the font size and then when you get the size you want, click on the document outside the highlighted area to make the change occur.


Character formatting also is available by using the bold, italics or underline features of the Object Bar.

Highlight text, choose which format option you want and then click outside the highlighted area. This example shows all three formats in one line.


Justification of your text may be accomplished by highlighting the text and selecting which method of justification you want to use; left, middle, right or both. The default is left justified and all text documents will follow that pattern unless you change it.


 If you selected the bullet button, the process is a simple toggle On/Off. You will see bullets where the cursor is located.



Font color can be changed by highlighting your text, selecting the font color icon and holding it down to make a color selection.

The result is a change of color for the selected text.



Notice that the current font color is represented by the color of the font button.