The “Text” main menu is where you find font settings, text styles, colors and more regarding the look of your text.
“Font…” will open the window to change a font, font size, and other text style attributes.
“Character set…” will open a new dialog, which will display all characters in the character set you are currently using. Clicking on one of the characters in this window will insert that character into your text where the cursor is located.
“Text effects”: the following options in the “Text effects” sub-menu are valid for the text cursor, a selected block of text, or for multiple text objects or table fields you have selected. If your toolbar is set to display these icons, you can use them to change the style of your text.
- “Plain” displays text without any text style and resets the standard attributes:
- , “Italics” and “Underline” .
- “Small Caps” display as shown here, with the first letter capitalized and the remainder of the letters in the word also capitalized, but with 5/6 of the line height.
- “Strikeout” will display your text with a line through it,
- “Superscript” displays the text in a small size and above the rest of the line,
- “Subscript” does the same, but below the rest of the line.
- “Protected/Perfect” protects you and anyone editing your text from changing something you do not want to be changed.
“Color…” allows you to pick a color for the text cursor, a selected block of text, or a monochrome graphic.
“Highlighter / Comment…” will open the window in which you can write a comment for passages you have highlighted .
“Language and Hyphenation…” allows you to set the language (important for spelling and grammar check) as well as the hyphenation options.
“Spacing…” is where you can change the amount of space between words and/or spaces.
“Microspacing…” moves the text cursor or a selected block of text in micro-increments.
“Copy Style” copies all current text attributes (bold, italics, color, etc.), which you can use later with the “Apply Style” command.