Add text to any scene by clicking on the Text icon in the Insert menu.
Choose your text type: Heading, Paragraph, Caption, or Default. As you change the formatting of any text type, such as the font, size, color, location, or orientation, the text type will save the most recent style used. The next time you add that text type, it will be formatted to the last used style. If you would like to add unformatted text, select the default option.
You can select from dozens of default fonts, upload your own custom fonts, or add in a new font from hundreds of Google Fonts.
To change fonts, click on the current font underneath the Font section of the Expanded Toolbar.
To browse through the Font menu and add a font not already shown, select the top option Add fonts.
Use the search bar or toggle the font categories to find a specific font.
Your added font will stay loaded in your current story, but for any new story, new fonts will need to be added in again.
Changing font styles
In the Expanded Toolbar, you can change the style of your font. Click on the option below the font to explore available options.
There are a few ways to adjust the size of your text, either by changing the size number in the Expanded Toolbar using the slider, or by dragging the text box from the corners or side when Fit to bounds is selected.
Fit to bounds: Using the Fit to bounds option allows you to adjust the size of your text by dragging the size of the text box itself.
You can turn on Fit to bounds in the font section of the toolbar. When working in Fit to bounds, text size will adjust to the size of the text box. Fit to bounds will be automatically disabled if you change the size of the text by inserting a number or using the slider.
Text by size: To adjust the text size by number, click on the number in the Toolbar. You can insert the number directly or use the slider. Be sure Fit to bounds is not checked when adjusting font size this way, otherwise you’ll be constricted by the size of the text box.
Pro tip: Check the font size in the toolbar to make sure text across scenes are the same size.
Filling text with media or color
Text fill is the color or look of the text. You can use color or media to fill your text. The outline is the line drawn around each letter.
Using Color fill: Change the color of the text using the Color panel. Select the color from the defined palettes, change the range of the color, or put in your own custom hex value. As with all color options, you can also adjust the opacity using the Opacity slider at the bottom of the Color picker, find a color to use with the Color picker, and add gradients.
Using Media fill: When clicked on the text box, select Media in the Expanded Toolbar. You'll be able to choose between searching from our creative catalog or uploading your own. Once media has been selected, click on Adjust media to zoom in and out, or move the media around in your text. Like all media options, you can add a tint, filter, and blur the image. These options can be found in the Media section of the Expanded Toolbar.
Outline: You can add outlines to your text, and edit them with all of the same color features included in the Color panel, including gradients and opacity. For outlines, you also have the option to adjust the width of the outline with the Expanded Toolbar.
Pro tip: If you add an outline, you can then remove the fill of the text, creating transparent text.
Text alignment & spacing
Adjust your text alignment through the Toolbar. For justification, you can decide between left, center, and right. You can also adjust for the top, center, or bottom of the text box.
Adjust the spacing between letters and/or between lines of text using the space sliders in the Expanded Toolbar. This effect makes it easy to change the look and feel of your text.
Letter spacing: adjust the spacing between letters.
Line spacing: adjust the spacing between lines.
Paragraph spacing: adjust the spacing within the text box.
When opening the Shadow section, you’ll automatically see a shadow appear behind your text. Use the axis tool to move the shadow around, change the color of the shadow, and blur the shadow to create different designs.
Applying background colors and highlights
To add a background or highlight, navigate to the Color section of the Expanded Toolbar.
Background: adding a background will fill the entire text box behind your words. Backgrounds can be edited with all of the color options featured in the Color panel, including gradients and opacity.
Highlight: Adding a highlight will fill only behind the text itself, as you may be familiar with other text tools. Highlights can be edited with all of the color options featured in the Color panel, including gradients and opacity.
Lists: bullets & numbering
You can create lists in your text and include bullets and numbers. To do so, select the text that you want to list. Next, find the List section in the Toolbar or Expanded Toolbar where you can update the following:
Change the bullet type (Round, Square, Diamond, and Number).
Adjust the indent of the bullets from the text box on the Symbol indent slider.
Adjust the space between the bullet and text using the Text indent slider.
Remove the list by clicking on the List button again in the Expanded Toolbar.
Easily link a webpage to your text in the Link section of the Expanded Toolbar. Highlight the text (or select the full text box) and paste the URL in the Link section. Links work when clicking on the element in View mode, Live Sessions, as well as in PDF exports. To test a link in the Editor, click on Visit under the Link section of the Expanded Toolbar.