Editing: Text

Layout Text tool

Create text that you can easily lay out, format, and flow between text boxes.

 



 

To: Do this:
Create a default text box Click anywhere in the document.
Create a custom-sized text box Drag on the stage.
Change the style of individual characters and words Select the text and use the Selection Editor to change only the selected text.
Change text layout and wrapping Drag control points to adjust the text box.
Flow text between boxes Drag the smart point from the first to the second text box.



Art Text tool

Use the Art Text tool to create text for titles and labels.

 



 

To: Do this:
Create art text Click anywhere in the document.
Set the font size Drag to create a text box that has the desired font size.
Edit the text Type in the text box.
Resize text Drag control points.
Apply a stroke to the text Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click either the Solid or Gradient button under the Pencil icon.
Apply a fill to the text Choose Selection Editor > Style, and then click either the Solid or Gradient button under the Paint Bucket icon.
Modify gradient colors and direction Use the Gradient Fill tool.
Apply a drop shadow Choose Selection Editor > Filters > Add Filter > General > Drop Shadow.
This also adds drop shadow to the filters available in the Filters submenu.

You cannot change individual characters in art text. To change individual characters, use the Layout Text tool.