Text Tool

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Introduced in SVN r1959, and not yet in any released version of Synfig Studio, the text tool allows the easy creation of text layers.
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Select the text tool icon from the toolbox, then click in the canvas window where the text layer should be created.
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A dialog box will appear, allowing you to enter the text you want in the created layer.  Enter the text and a new text layer will be created.
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Select the {{Literal|Text Tool}} icon from the {{l|Toolbox}}, then click in the {{l|Canvas|canvas window}} where the {{l|Text Layer}} should be created.
  
The 'Tool Options' panel allows you to specify:
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A dialog box will appear, allowing you to enter the text you want in the created layer. Enter the text, click {{Literal|OK}} button, and a new text layer will be created. In the dialog bog, if {{Literal|Multiline Editor}} is checked, {{Shortcut|Enter}} will add a new line, you can hit {{Shortcut|Ctrl|Tab}} to give focus to {{Literal|OK}} button to validate.
  
* the name used for the new layer; any number in this field will automatically increment with each layer created
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==Options==
* whether to use a single or multi line editor for entering the text. If a single line is used then the enter key will submit the value. In the multi-line editor, you'll need to click the OK button with the mouse to confirm the text.
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* the horizontal and vertical size of the text
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* the 'orientation' of the text.  The default (0.5, 0.5) means that the text will be centered around the point you clicked on.  (0, 0) means that the top left corner of a box containing the text will be placed where you clicked.  (1, 1) means that the bottom right corner of the text's bounding box will be placed where you clicked
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* the font family to be used
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Latest revision as of 19:37, 7 March 2016

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Tool text icon.png ALT-X

Select the "Text Tool" icon from the Toolbox, then click in the canvas window where the Text Layer should be created.

A dialog box will appear, allowing you to enter the text you want in the created layer. Enter the text, click "OK" button, and a new text layer will be created. In the dialog bog, if "Multiline Editor" is checked, ↵ Enter will add a new line, you can hit Ctrl⇆ Tab to give focus to "OK" button to validate.

Tool Text-DialogBox 0.63.06.png

Options

The Tool Options Panel allows you to specify:

  • the Name used for the new layer; any number in this field will automatically increment with each layer created
  • "Multiline Editor" - whether to use a single or multi-line editor for entering the text. If a single line is used then the ↵ Enter key will submit the value. In the multi-line editor, you'll need to click the "OK" button with the mouse to confirm the text or hit Ctrl⇆ Tab to give focus to "OK" button.
  • "Size" X Y - the horizontal and vertical size of the text
  • "Orientation" X Y - the orientation of the text. The default (0.5, 0.5) means that the text will be centered around the point you clicked on. (0, 0) means that the top left corner of a box containing the text will be placed where you clicked. (1, 1) means that the bottom right corner of the text's bounding box will be placed where you clicked
  • "Family" - the font family to be used


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