Text settings

text settings

By double clicking a Text element, the appropriate Settings dialog box is displayed on screen. This enables you to customize the element appearance.

The Text dialog box has 8 tabs:

Text: this tab enables you to define the text to be rendered on the labels. It is possible to create compound texts containing fixed text, data source fields, counters, references and display a preview of the resulting concatenated text.
See the topic text concatenation for more information.

Font: the Font tab enables you to define the font and to choose between linear or circular (round) text:

  • Font definition: select the font and define its size. Use the additional check boxes to define if the characters need to use the Bold, Italic, underline or strikethrough attributes.
  • Linear text: when this option is selected, use the controls found in this frame to define horizontal and vertical alignment, horizontal fitting, wrap text mode, and the rotation of the text within its rectangular area.
  • Round text: when this option is selected, use the controls in this frame to define the starting angle from which the round text will begin, the circular extension of the text, and the direction of the text.

Note:
Labeljoy will only show True type fonts out of the list of installed fonts.

Fill color: definition of the color used to fill the text element.

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Back color: definition of the back color of the text element.
Click the Enable back color check box to enable color definition controls, or leave unchecked to leave the text element on transparent background.

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Frame color: definition of color and size of the frame of the text element.
Click the Enable frame color check box to enable color and size definition controls, or leave unchecked to leave the text element with no frame.

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Text outline color: Click the Enable outline color check box to enable outline definition controls. In this case the text is drawn with an outline color around the edges. It is also possible to define the size of the outline and the outline mode (outline only or outline + fill).

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Shape: definition of the element shape.

Advanced: common tab to all elements that enables you to define the element coordinates, rotation, mouse action and name.

Note:
Sizes shown here will be in inches or centimeters according to the Unit of measure setting defined in the General tab of the Option dialog box.
Inch fractions can be entered through a popup menu, as explained in the topic manage inch fractions.