You can access the Text Editor by creating new text or by editing existing text. To open the Text Editor with existing text, double-click on the text to open the Text Editor.
Type or edit text in the Text Editor.
Select a typeface from the list in the upper left corner of the dialog.
Set the size (in points) of the typeface in the box to the right of the typeface list.
Click the colored button to the right of the size box to display the color palette and change the color for the highlighted text.
Several styles (including bold, italic, underline, and strikethrough) can be applied to the text. Note that some typefaces, such as Symbol, do not support bold or italicized text.
When working with superscripts and subscripts, you can type the character, highlight it, and then click the superscript or subscript buttons. Alternatively, you can also click the button or button and then type the characters. Click the button or button a second time to return to the normal size font and placement.
If the default superscript or subscript placement is not sufficient, you can highlight the text and enter a number in the box adjacent to the subscript box to raise or lower text from the midpoint of the existing line. Click the button to reset the highlighted character's position to the default unsuperscripted or unsubscripted position.
You can click in any field in a template and use the boxes below Sub Position to modify the position of the field in a template. The values are offsets from the main character's zero position and are in pixels. How far each value moves the template field is determined in part by the font size. Positive values move the field to the right and up. The Sub Position values are only available when editing text in a template field.
Text can be edited using the following tools:
You can cut , copy, or paste selected text, or paste objects from the clipboard into the Text Editor.
Click the button to open the Symbol Properties dialog and add a symbol to the text block.
Click the button to open the Insert Date/Time dialog and enter the date or time. The information entered in this dialog will automatically update every time the Didger project is redrawn.
Click to open the Template Library dialog and enter equations based on a template.
You can undo and redo actions.
You can left justify , right justify , or center the text in the bounding box. These options only make a difference with multiple lines of text.
You can magnify text in the Text Editor by entering a new number in the Zoom box. By default, the text is zoomed to a reasonable level.
You can adjust the opacity of the selected text by entering a new number in the Opacity box. Enter a value between zero (no opacity, full transparency) and 100% (full opacity, no transparency).
Click the Background button to open the Select Color dialog to set the background fill pattern, color, and fill options for the text object.
Set the background color and opacity
in the Select Color dialog.
The Color is the color of the background. Click the existing color sample next to Color to open the color palette. Click on a color in the palette to use it for the selected background color. Click the Custom button at the bottom of the palette to open the Colors dialog and create custom colors.
The Opacity controls the transparency of the foreground portion of the pattern. To change the Opacity, highlight the existing value and type a new value. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change. Alternatively, click on the to increase or decrease the opacity value. Opacity values are between 0% (zero opacity, full transparency) to 100% (full opacity, zero transparency).
A reference point is the point clicked on in the view window after clicking the Draw | Text command. The text box is horizontally and vertically aligned relative to the reference point. The default position is that the reference point is at the upper left corner of the bounding box (left, top).
Right horizontally aligns the text box so that the reference point is to the right of the text box.
Left horizontally aligns the text box so that the reference point is to the left of the text box.
Center horizontally centers the text box on the reference point.
Bottom vertically aligns the text box so that the reference point is below the text box.
Top vertically aligns the text box so that the reference point is above the text box.
Baseline vertically aligns the text box so that the reference point is located at the base of the text. The baseline is the imaginary line along which characters are positioned as they are drawn. Descenders on characters are drawn below the baseline.
To edit the alignment for text that already exists, change the options in the Text Editor.
To make the Text Editor larger or smaller, click and drag on the lower left corner of the dialog. When the dialog is the desired size, release the mouse button.
Click the OK button to save your changes and close the Text Editor. Click the Cancel button to exit the Text Editor without saving your changes.
Draw | Text