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Add a Text Object

In Objects and Animation it is possible to add a Text Object to a Slide by clicking on the Text Icon (T) on the Menu Bar.


The Properties of the TEXT are shown in the Properties Tab on the Right.

Choose a Font from the dropdown Menu and other attributes such as Bold, Italic, Underlined and/or Color.

Font Size

Note that there is no Font Size but that the Text Box has a Percentage Zoom which controls the size of the Font.


Note also that one line of Text in the above example = 15% Zoom. Two lines of Text = 30% Zoom; three lines of Text = 45% etc. This relationship will continue until the size of the “bounding box” is altered via a mouse action.


In the next Example it can be seen that One line of Text at 6% gives the same Font Size as 16 lines of Text at 96% Zoom. Knowing this relationship allows the user to create a consistent Font Size across multiple Slides.


Insert Text Template

This feature allows you to add a Text Template to an individual slide. It can be done globally (all slides) in Project Options / Defaults



Choose from the options



Line Spacing


The options are (-100%) to (200%). The default is Zero.



The options are (-128 / Sharper) to (128 / Smoother).

Text Font Preview

  • In Objects and Animation you can preview the appearance of different fonts in your text box as follows:
  • Click on the FONT NAME Button and in the Drop-down Menu and HOVER the mouse over a Font



  • Using the UP and DOWN ARROWS you can now scroll through the Fonts List and Preview the Font in Real Time
  • Click on the Selected Font to use it
  • Used Fonts will form a list of “favourites” at the top of the Fonts List

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en-us/9.0/how_to_v9/addtext.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/01 13:50 by davegee