Working with Text
You can edit any of the text on your calendar. You can change the font style, color and size and you can reposition the words on the pages.
We’ll look at how this is done by editing the sample text on the title page of the All-Stars calendar I’ve been working on.
First I’ll select the title page by clicking on its thumbnail in the Pages column on the right side of the workspace.
And then I’ll select the Horizontal Type tool from the toolbar on the left side of the calendar workspace.
The first line of text is Title Here. I want to change that to The Miller Family 2016 All-Stars. To make this change, I’ll click on the sample text and then drag across the line to select all of it. Then I’ll type my text.
I also want to change the font and make the type a little bigger.
Again, I’ll drag across the line of text to select it. Then I’ll go to the Type tool options in the Tool Options bar at the bottom of the workspace. There, I’ll change my font to Gill Sans Bold and my font size to 36 pt.
I like that. I’ll click on the green checkmark to accept my changes.
Once I click on the green checkmark, I’m automatically switched to the Move tool with the text box still selected. So to move the text box, I can click on it and drag so that the text is more centered on my page.
There’s also a second line of sample text that says Your Text Here. I don’t really need this line of text so I’d like to delete it. To do that, select the Horizontal Type tool and click inside the second line of text to select it. Switch to the Move tool and then hit the Delete key or the Backspace.
Elements will ask you to confirm the deletion.
Click Yes to at the prompt to delete the line of text.
By the way, you can use these same methods to add and edit lines of text to any page of the calendar. To do that, just select the Horizontal Type tool and click where you want the text to be added. Then just start typing.