Text: Features and attributes

Modified on Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 12:11 PM

Text Color & Opacity

Select a text frame on your canvas. Click on the Text Attributes icon on the right side menu.

You can change color and opacity to the entire contents of the text frame, or select a portion of the text inside the frame.


To change the text's color, click on the color tile.  



The Color palette will open.  Click on the color gradient or the style chips to select a color.

Use the the eyedropper to pick a color from your canvas itself. You can also precisely select a color by typing in the HSV, RGB or #code boxes.

Change the text's opacity by using the opacity slider at the bottom of the color palette.



Justification

To change the justification of your text, select a text frame on your canvas.  Click on the Text Attributes icon.

Justification will appear under the general font attributes area.


Choose among left, center, right and full justification options. 

Justification applies the entire content of the text frames, not selected text within the frame.

Should you need to change justification to a portion of your text, make a copy (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V in Windows, Cmd-C/Cmd-V on Mac) of the text frame, delete the extra content in both frames, and apply justification as required.



Text Direction

Should you need to write in a language that requires a different text direction than left-to-right orientation, you can change the text direction.  To change the direction of your text, select a text frame on your canvas.

Click on the Text Attributes icon.  Direction attributes will appear at the bottom of the options - scroll down to access it.  Change your text from left-to-right, top-to-bottom or right-to-left, as required.


Note: if you are using non Roman characters or a language with additional characters (accents), the font you are choosing needs to support those characters. Not all fonts support all character types - some only support the standard Roman alphabet.

Search online for fonts supporting your language choice, install it on your computer, and relaunch Memento to ensure that it sees the new font. Apply it to your text frame in order to display the characters.



Letter & Lines Spacing

To control letter and lines spacing (aka inter-character and inter-line spacing), first add a text frame on your canvas, or select an existing text frame.
Access the Line Spacing & Letter options.  Adjust the properties of either by either moving the sliders left-right or by manually entering precise values (click on the number next to the slider.



Change the line spacing slider to increase or decrease the amount of space between lines of text. They can even overlap.



Change the letter spacing slider to move the characters farther apart or closer together.




General Font Attributes

Select your text frame(s) or a portion of your text. Open the text attribute options.

Add Bold, Italics, Underline or Strike-through.

 


Letter Rotation

Select your text frame(s) or a portion of your text.

Use the Letter Rotation slider to adjust the amount of rotation.

Should you wish to reset the effect to default (eg. turn it off), simply double-click on the slider button.

Note: to rotate the entire text frame, use the rotation handle under the selected frame.



Italics

Use the Italics slider for a custom effect, versus the general italics preset.



Skew

Select your text frame(s) or a portion of your text. Use the Skew slider to adjust the amount of skew.



Blur

Select your text frame(s) or a portion of your text. Use the Blur slider to adjust the amount of blur.


Text Outline

To create outlined text, adjust the Contour option in the text properties editor.

Select a text frame.  Click on the Text Attributes icon.


Under the Contour options, first choose a color to contrast with the text body color. 

Click on the color chip, and choose a color on the color palette.


To increase or decrease the size of the outline, use the contour slider, or click the number next to the slide to type in a precise value.


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Should you wish to reset an effect to default (eg. turn it off), simply double-click on the slider button.

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