Add Text Tool

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

Adding Text

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 drawing the text.
  3. Drag the cursor to define the size and orientation of the text.
  4. Release the mouse button to complete the size of the text.
  5. Click 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 multiple lines of text

To enter multiple lines of text:

  1. If not selected, select the text 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

Use the Selection Methods and Tools to reposition text.

When text 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

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