Changing the appearance of text

You can change the default text style, so that all new artistic or paragraph text you create has the same properties. You can enhance artistic text and paragraph text by modifying their character properties. For example, you can change the font type and size or make the text bold or italic. You can also change the position of text to subscript or superscript, which is useful if a drawing contains scientific notation. You can add underlines, strikethrough lines, and overlines to text. You can change the thickness of these lines, as well as the distance between the lines and the text. You can also change the color of text. For information about previewing fonts, see “Previewing and identifying fonts.”

You can change the case of text to lowercase or uppercase without deleting or replacing letters. You can increase or decrease font size by a specified increment amount. By default, the unit of measure is points. You can change this setting for the active drawing and all subsequent drawings you create. When you change the unit of measure, all font settings are displayed in the new unit of measure.

“Greeking”text lets you increase the redraw speed by representing text under a certain size with lines. This is useful when showing prototypes of documents or drawings. You can make text readable again by reducing the greeking value or by zooming in on the text.


To change the default text style

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Using the Pick tool CorelDRAW pgx pick tool Changing the appearance of text , click a blank space in the drawing window.
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In the Character formatting docker, specify the properties you want.
If the Character formatting docker isn’t open, click Text CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Character formatting.
Following each property change you make, by default you must specify whether the changes are applied to artistic text, paragraph text, or both.

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To have changes to the default text style apply to future documents, click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Save settings as default.
 
You can make the style of an existing text frame or object the default style by clicking Tools CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Graphic and text styles, and dragging the text frame or object over either the Default artistic text or the Default paragraph text icon on the Graphic and text docker.

To change character properties

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Select the text.
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In the Character formatting docker, specify the character attributes you want.
If the Character formatting docker isn’t open, click Text CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Character formatting.

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You can also make selected text bold, italic, or underlined by clicking the Bold button CorelDRAW pgx bold button Changing the appearance of text, Italic button CorelDRAW pgx italic button Changing the appearance of text, or Underline button CorelDRAW pgx underline button Changing the appearance of text on the property bar.

To change the text color

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Select the text by using the Text tool CorelDRAW loc pgx text tool Changing the appearance of text .
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Click a color on the color palette.

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You can change the color of an entire text object by selecting it with the Pick tool CorelDRAW pgx pick tool Changing the appearance of text and dragging a color swatch from the color palette to the text object.

To change the text case

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Select the text.
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Click Text CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Change case.
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Enable one of the following options:
Sentence case — capitalizes the initial letter of the first word in each sentence
Lowercase — makes all text lowercase
Uppercase — makes all text uppercase
Title case — capitalizes the initial letter of each word
Toggle case — reverses the case; all uppercase letters become lowercase and all lowercase letters become uppercase

To resize text

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Do the following
Increase the size of text
Press Num lock, select the text by using the Text tool CorelDRAW loc pgx text tool Changing the appearance of text, hold down Ctrl, and press 8 on the number pad.
Decrease the size of text
Press Num lock, select the text by using the Text tool, hold down Ctrl, and press 2 on the number pad.
Specify the amount by which to resize text
Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Options. In the list of categories, click Text, and type a value in the Keyboard text increment box.
Change the default unit of measure
Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Options. In the Workspace list of categories, click Text, and choose a unit from the Default text units list box.


To greek text

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Changing the appearance of text Options.
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In the list of categories, click Text.
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Type a value in the Greek text below box.

Changing the appearance of text