Text Editing Options

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Text Editing Options


Editor-Icon Text Editing Options



When tools that contain text options are being used, text-editing options are enabled in the Properties Toolbar:



Figure 1. Properties Toolbar, Text Editing Options


The properties available depend on the active tool. All available properties are detailed below:


Fill Color determines the text color.

Stroke Color determines the color of the text border.

Border Width determines the width of the text border.

Font determines the text font.

Font Size determines the font size.

Grow Font increases the font size.

Shrink Font decreases the font size.

Bold emboldens text.

Italic italicizes text.

Underline underlines text.

Strikethrough strikes text through.

Subscript transforms text into subscript, which is used in special cases, such as chemical compounds.

Superscript transforms text into subscript, which is used in special cases, such as mathematical formulae.

Align Text Left aligns text to the left.

Center Text centers text.

Align Text Right aligns text to the right.

Justify Text justifies text.

Clear Style reverts selected text to the default style for the current tool.

Make Current Text Format Default sets the current style as the default style for the current tool.

Apply Default Style applies the default text style for the current tool to selected text.

Properties opens the Properties pane, which can be used to view/edit the properties of selected text.


Right-click text for further editing options:



Figure 2. Right-Click Text-Editing Submenu


Click Undo to undo the most recent editing action.

Click Cut, Copy, Paste or Select All to perform these editing options on selected text.

Click Paste as Plain Text/Paste as Rich Text to paste text in the clipboard as plain/rich text in the document.

Click Paragraph to view/edit paragraph options:

Use the Alignment options to align text to the left/center/right or justify text.

Use the Left and Right indentation number boxes to determine the left and right indentation.

Use the Special dropdown menu to add indentation for the first line/hanging indentation.

Use the Spacing options to determine paragraph spacing.

Click Text Style edit the style of selected text. The options in this submenu are detailed beneath (figure 1) except for the following two options:

Click Copy Text Style to copy the style properties of selected text. These properties can be viewed/edited in the Properties pane.

Click Apply Copied Text Style to apply copied styles to selected text.

Click Hyphenate Text to enable/disable text hyphenation for words at the end of lines.