Add Text Tool

Introduction

The Add Text Tool allows you to add new text items to the drawing canvas.

Adding a Text Item

To add text to the graphic:

  1. Select the Add Text Tool Add text tool.
  2. Press the mouse button down on the drawing canvas to start the new text item
  3. Drag the cursor to define the size and orientation of the new text item
  4. Release the mouse button to complete the size of the text item.
  5. Click on the Text property in the Properties Window:
    Properties window with the Text attribute highlighted
  6. Enter the required text, for example "Tank Level":
    Properties window with the Text attribute highlighted

Entering multi-line text items

To enter multi-line text:

  1. If not selected, select the text item using one of the Selection Methods.
  2. Click the Browse button Property Browse Button to open the text editor.
  3. Enter the required text.
  4. Click OK.

Modifying Existing Text Items

Use the Selection Methods and Tools to reposition text items.

When a text item is selected edit the Text Properties using the Properties Window

Temporarily Changing to Select Mode

While in add text mode you can temporarily switch to the last select mode, by holding down the <Ctrl> key down.

Further Information

Graphic Editor Toolbar

For the different tools in the graphics editor.

Graphic Editor

For information about editing graphic pages in Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For definitions of the terms used in Fernhill SCADA.