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The Text tab is used to configure text settings. The first section, Font, deals with the font, text alignment, and text size, as well as the usual options of bold, italic, and underline.

The next section deals with text colors. Each option is enabled by ticking the relevant box, at which point a color block button appears.  Pressing this button will give bring up a color chart screen.

 

 

You can select a color for the background using either the finely graded color chart, or the coarser one underneath it. If you use the finely graded color chart, note that once you have made a selection, you can tune the color very precisely using the slider bar on the right hand side of the main chart.

The text field will display the hexadecimal representation of the three primary color components (red, green, blue) for the currently selected color, and the field background will also change to the selected color.  The default selection is white.

Once you are satisfied with your choice, press Apply to set that color.  Note that the color block button will change color to reflect your choice.

 

 

The next options are for word wrap and text formatting.  Enabling word wrap means that when the text reaches the edge of the text box (shown by the dotted line below), it will drop own onto the next line.  Contrast this with the text above, where word wrap has been disabled.

 

Formatted text means that any formatting settings that you set are applied to the text.  If you disable this option, then you will see something like this:

 

The formatting data is displayed along with the text, rather than being converted into the text format.  You can even make changes to this formatting data; if you then re-enable Formatted text, the text format will reflect any changes that you made.

 

The next text option allows you to vary the text's opacity, which is the opposite of transparency.  Text with 100% opacity is not transparent at all, whereas text with 0% opacity is completely transparent.  Here we show the same text that we had before, on the same yellow background, but with an opacity of 30%.

 

Finally, we have spacing.  This allows us to display the text at various offsets relative to the text box.  Below, we see a 30 pt offset above and to the right of the text box default.

 

 

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