Text

The Text Tab contains options for setting the text attributes of a figure(s). The tab will appear as shown below when selected in the Sidebar.

Values displayed in the Text Tab default to Points; however, alternative units of measurement may be typed in (i.e. pixels, millimeters, centimeters, inches, feet, etc.). These values will be automatically converted to their equivelent in Points after pressing the Enter Key on your keyboard or clicking in another area of TouchDraw.

If you enter 5 pixels (px) as the Font Size, then it will be converted to 5 points (pt).

   

Pixels and points will have the same number value after conversion when the default measurement is points; however, you can enter points or pixels for conversion to inches in other parts of the Sidebar such as the Adjustment Tab.

For example, if 1 centimeter (1 cm) is entered for the Font Size, then it will be automatically converted to Points after pressing the Enter Key on your keyboard or selecting another item in TouchDraw.

   

If 5 millimeters (5 mm) is entered as the Font Size, then it will be converted to 14.173 points.

   

Click on the corresponding Text Attribute name to learn more about what the option does.

Attribute Name Description
Font Family The Font Family attribute is used to choose a set of fonts with the same typeface, but varying qualities such as size and weight.
Font Size The Font Size attribute sets the height of characters in a selected font family.
Font Style The Font Style attribute sets the style or angle of text within a figure(s).
Text Margin The Text Margin attribute set the margins for text within a figure(s). The measurement spans from the text box edge to the actual text.
Alignment The Alignment attribute set the vertical and horizontal text alignment modes for text within a figure(s).
Text Color The Text Color attribute sets the color of text appearing in a figure(s).
This button opens the standard Fonts selection window for the Mac.

Note: Refer to the Handling Text section of this documentation to learn more about attribute changes or editing text for figures.

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