Text Tool Properties

Use the Text tool's properties to select the font type and other formatting options you want to apply to the text.

If you already wrote your text, you must first use the Text tool and select the text portion you want to format. You can modify the parameters of an entire text box using the Select tool.

NOTE: To learn how to use the Text tool, see About the Text Tool.

Text Tool Properties

Icon Tool Name Description
  Font Type

Use the Font drop-down menu to select a font. OTF fonts are supported.


Use this option to bold your text selection.


Use this option to italicize your text selection.

Left Alignment

Use this option to left align the paragraph.

Centered Alignment

Use this option to center align the paragraph.

Right Alignment

Use this option to right align the paragraph.

Justified Alignment

Use this option to justify align the paragraph.

  Font Size

Enter a size for the text.


Use the kerning field to modify the spacing between letters and characters. You can select the Auto Kern option to set the kerning automatically based on the font’s predefined standard. A negative value decreases spacing between each character, creating a letter overlap and a positive value increases it.


Enter a value in the Indent field to increase or decrease the indentation on the first line of your text. A positive value sets the first line of your paragraph farther to the right and a negative value sets it farther to the left.

  Line Spacing

Enter a value in the Line Spacing field to decrease or increase the space between each line of text.