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====== The Text Editor ====== StudioLine comes complete with a multi-lingual text editor, which integrates smoothly with all popular word processing programs. In the “Site Settings” panel under the box "Use International (Unicode) character set (UTF-8 encoding)" and the keyboard layout settings in Windows you can control the support for international characters sets (such as Greek and Cyrillic). Text is added by either: * dragging the Text icon from the Tool Bar to a location on the page; or * choosing “New Text Object” from the “Text Processing” item in the Menu Bar, then clicking the mouse to position it on the page; or * right-clicking on the page and choosing “New Text Object;” * highlighting text in another program or application and then dragging or copying/pasting it to the StudioLine Page Editor; or * starting another version of StudioLine (found under Menu Bar item “File/New Instance”) and dragging text from one page to the other. The default appearance of new text is controlled by “Font Properties” under the Menu Bar item “Text Processing.” If the “Font Properties” window is not currently open, then the font settings in the “Text Preferences” window, (accessible via the Menu Bar item “Preferences”) apply. If the “Text Width” window is currently open (accessible via the Menu Bar item “Text Processing”) then this controls the initial width for the next text object. ===== Editing Text ===== After inserting a new or double-clicking an existing text object, the Text Ruler and the Text Box become visible. Either can be dragged out of the way, if necessary. Sizing handles to the left and right of the Text Box are available to change the column width. Inserting, replacing, deleting, and selecting text is done using standard text processing procedures. Use the Simple Backdrop Tool from the Image Toolbox to give the text object a background color. The text editor is closed by clicking elsewhere on the page. ===== Text Editor Functions ===== Most text editing functions apply to a specific block of text. Be sure to highlight the text you want to change, before you choose one of the effects buttons in the Text Editor Bar. The Font Button (bar-like button on the left side of the Text Tool Bar) carries on it the name of the currently active font (by default “Arial”). Clicking on it opens the Font Properties window giving access to font and other text characteristics. The field “Size” determines the font size of the text in points. The functions of the other buttons on the Text Tool Bar are as follows: ^Color|Changes the color of the highlighted text.| ^Bold|Changes the highlighted text to bold.| ^Italic|Changes the highlighted text to italics.| ^Underline|Underlines the highlighted text.| ^Link|Links the highlighted text to a web page or a web address.| ^Justification|Justifies the highlighted text left, right, center, or full.| ^Bullets|Adds a bullet symbol in front of each marked paragraph to make the text stand apart. The text attributes for the type of bullet (such as size and color) are set by hitting the insert key at the end of the paragraph. Choosing “bold” or “italic” distorts the bullet symbol. The font is determined by the symbol font.\\ Note: Bullets can only be used when text is left or fully justified.| ^Search|Searches the highlighted area, the entire Text Box, or all text boxes on a given page for specified text.| ^Search and Replace|Searches for and replaces a specified text in the highlighted area, the entire Text Box, or all text boxes on a given page.| ^Spell Checker|Spell checks the highlighted text.| ^Language|Assigns a language to the highlighted text for purposes of spell checking.| ===== Paragraph Attributes ===== Global paragraph text attributes (such as color, bold face, or the look of the paragraph bullet) are stored in the invisible end-of-paragraph symbol which appears as a blank space behind the last character of each paragraph. The font of the bullet is always “Symbol” and is never underlined. To change the text attributes of a paragraph or copy the entire paragraph, be certain to include the invisible end-of-paragraph symbol in your selection. ===== Spell Checker ===== Spelling can be checked using different methods: * **Global spell check:** Choose “Spell Checker” found under the Menu Bar item “Text Processing” or directly from the Text Tool Bar. * **Check spelling as you type:** Questionable words are marked with a wavy underscore. (This option can be turned off.) * **Single check:** Click right mouse button over a word. If it is not recognized, a list of alternatives will be offered. When a questionable word is detected, accept the suggested alternatives, correct the spelling manually, ignore the word, or add it to a custom dictionary. ===== Languages ===== Text can be checked in a variety of languages. To associate a different language to a section of text, select it and press the Language button on the Text Tool Bar. The default language is determined by the operating system. Text pasted from a Word Processor retains the source language.