Text > Text
Text
The Text tool allows you to place text into an image.
1. Do one of the following:
 Choose Text > Text
 Press Ctrl+T
 Click the Text button on the toolbar
2. Use the following options:
 Bold
 Italic
 Underline
 Strikethrough
 Vertical
 Align Left
 Center
 Align Right
 Background
 Outline
 Outline Tool
 3D Effect
 Shadow
 Random Format
 Format Text
 Warp
 None
 Arch
 Bulge
 Flag
 Wave
 Rise
 Descend
 Parallelogram Left
 Parallelogram Right
 Trapezium Upper
 Trapezium Lower
 Trapezium Left
 Trapezium Right
Font
Select a font, font size, font style and text alignment.
Color
Specifies the text color or text gradient or a specific pattern or texture (image).
Background
Outline
Use this option to draw an outline.
Line Width
This option allows you to set the line width in pixels.
Line Style
Use the Line Style dialog to specify whether a line is solid or dashed, the dash sequence if it is dashed, the line width, the line alignment, the miter limit, and the styles of line joins and line caps.
Fill
This option allows you to fill the interior of the text or shape.
Round Join
    
MiterRound
This option allows you to choose between a round line join and a miter (sharp) line join.
3D Effect
This option allows you to create 3D looking text. Select the 3D color. Drag the Size slider to change the 3D size in pixels. From the dropdown list choose the 3D direction.
Outline Tool
This option allows you to draw multiple outlines. Drag the Count slider to change the outline count. Click in the Color Picker control to change the outline colors. Drag the Size slider to change the outline size in pixels. Check 'AutoSize' to let the program automatically change the size of the outline. Check 'Round Edges' to draw round edges. Click the 'Advanced' button for advanced outline settings.
Glow
Shadow
This option allows you to draw a shadow. Drag the X and Y sliders to specify the shadow's position in the X and Y direction. Select the shadow color. For a natural shadow set the color to Black (R=0, G=0, B=0) and the opacity to 20%.
Flip horizontal
Flips the text, shape or clip art horizontal.
Flip vertical
Flips the text, shape or clip art vertical.
Stretch
    
HorizontalVertical
This option allows you to stretch the text. Each step is 10%. A value of 10 is 100% (no stretch).
Shear
    
HorizontalVertical
Use this option to shear the text. Drag the sliders to change the Horizontal and Vertical shear factors.
Bend Inside
This option allows you to place the text inside a circle. Make sure the font size is small enough compared to the selected area.
Bend Outside
Use this option to place the text outside a circle. Make sure the font size is small enough compared to the selected area.
Start Angle
This option allows you to change the start angle.
Related Information
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View > Toolbars > Text
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