Working with Text

Distortable Text

Text in a rectangular text box

Adding Text

To add a text box:

  1. Activate the Text tool Text tool icon in the Tools panel.
  2. Tap on the canvas.
  3. Type in or paste new text.

To exit the text editing mode, activate the Move or other tool.

Editing and Formatting Text

To edit text in your document, double-tap on it with the Move or Selection tool. Alternatively, you can start editing text by tapping on it with the Text tool. The built-in text editor provides basic capabilities for editing and formatting text.

When you add or remove a portion of text, the text box resizes automatically to hold the present amount of text.

Apart from the text itself, you can change its font, color and other properties as described in the Properties of Text section.

Distorting Text

You can squeeze or stretch text by changing the width or height of the text box with the Move tool. To do that, drag its side or corner handle. Text won't wrap to another line when the amount of space inside the text box decreases or increases. Instead of that, the size of characters changes to make the text fit the currently available space.

To resize text without distorting it, touch and hold one finger on the screen while dragging a corner handle of the text box with another finger. Or activate the corresponding mode Mode to preserve the aspect ratio in the Control panel.

Editing Text as Paths

You can convert a text object to paths using the Expand in the Path panel. Then you can edit each character as paths and anchor points using the respective tools. Note that after expanding a text object it will not be possible to edit it as text nor change its formatting.

Modifying the Boundary

To resize or rotate the boundary, drag the corresponding corner or side handle as explained in the Move, Resize and Rotate Objects section.

The boundary of a text box cannot be modified as a path.