Working with text

There are several varieties of text, Art, Frame, Path and Shape, to give you flexibility when working with typography.

Text objects contain both character and paragraph elements, making it easy to modify standard text attributes such as font, size, format, and alignment. All text types have quick access settings on the context toolbar and supporting panels and dialogs for more extensive, advanced options.

When snapping is switched on, the baseline of the first line in a text object will snap to the baseline of the first line in other text objects.

When performing text editing, Designer supports all standard text selection and formatting techniques and shortcuts.

The unique features of artistic text, frame text and path text are discussed in the Artistic text, Frame text, Text on a path and Shape text topics.

Overflowing text
Move Tool Artistic Text Tool Frame Text Tool To select text objects for formatting:
To select text on the page:

Do one of the following:

To select... Action Example
a single worddouble-clickSingle word select
multiple wordsdouble-click with the pressedMultiple word select
a linetriple-clickSingle line select
a text rangedrag with cursor. Use Shift key to select text between two insertion points.Text range select
a paragraphquadruple-clickSingle paragraph select
all paragraphsquintuple-clickAll paragraph select
To move text:
To edit text on the page:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select any text tool, then click (or drag) in the text object. A standard insertion point appears at the click position.
    • Select a single word, paragraph or portion of text (see above).
  2. Type to insert new text or overwrite selected text, respectively.