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Modifying fonts and text

Text icons in Vecta editor
Text icons in Vecta editor

In Vecta, all shapes can have text, including sub shapes in a group. To enter text for a shape, simply select the text and type away.

Setting font family

To set font family:

  • Select shapes with pointer tool
  • Click on Font family icon, and select a font
Font family menu
Font family menu

Adding your own web fonts

Vecta provides a list of available fonts to be used in your drawings. In addition, you can also add your own fonts through the Custom font dialog. At the moment, only Google Fonts are allowed, and we are working to add more fonts.

Add your favorite fonts through the Custom Font dialog
Add your favorite fonts through the Custom Font dialog

Setting font sizes

To set font sizes:

  • Select shapes with pointer tool
  • Click on Font size icon and select or type in a font size

Both pt and px units are allowed for font sizing.

Setting text alignment

To set text alignment:

  • Select shapes with pointer tool
  • Click on Text alignment icon and select your required alignment
Text alignment menu
Text alignment menu

Positioning text

To position text:

  • Click on a shape, then on the text block tool
  • Drag the text block to any require position
Positioning text with the text block tool
Positioning text with the text block tool

Modifying text padding

To modify text padding:

  • Click on a shape, then on the text block tool
  • Drag and resize the text block
Modifying text padding with the text block tool
Modifying text padding with the text block tool

Creating text

To create text:

  • Click and drag on the text block tool, then type away
Creating text with the text block tool
Creating text with the text block tool

Outlining text

To outline text:

  • Create text and style accordingly
  • Right click, select Operations | Outline text
Outlining text with Vecta
Outlining text with Vecta