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Text properties in the Inspector

Property

Description

Text

Contains the text the object displays. You can edit the text from within this field.

Style

Specifies the font style, such as bold or italics. The font styles listed depend on what styles are available for the selected font face.

Underline

Underlines the text.

Strikethrough

Renders a line through the text.

Horizontal and Vertical

Specifies the width and height of the text.

Constrain

When you turn on constraining, Plazmic® Composer links the Horizontal and Vertical size controls; when you change the value in one control, the value in the other changes as well. When you turn off constraining, you can set the height and width independent of one another and the text is stretched as appropriate.

Spacing

Changes the space between letters. A spacing value of 0 indicates that the letters are placed as dictated by the font face definition. Negative values squeeze the letters together, positive values space them further apart.

Shearing

Changes the slant of the text, though not in the typographic sense (that is, shearing can be applied to fonts that are already defined as oblique or italic). A shearing value of 0 indicates that the letters are rendered at the slant dictated by the font face definition. Positive values slant the text to the right, while negative values slant the text to the left.

Offset

Specifies the distance into the path to start the text, in pixels.

Note: This property is only available for text on curve objects.

Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical

Mirrors the text horizontally or vertically.

Anti-aliasing

Specifies whether or not font edges are smoothed.

Index


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