Add and format text

How to resize text, change the color, add hyperlinks and more

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Written by Dan Kemp
Updated over a week ago

It all starts with the + button.

Adding text

  1. Click + then choose Text.

  2. A text box will appear that you can type into.

  3. Click Done when finished.

Positioning text

Drag the text to position it. Use the blue handles to change the size of the text box, and the green handle to rotate the text.

Editing text

  1. Double-click on the text box to edit the text.

  2. In the text box, you can also style individual words by highlighting them and clicking B (Bold), I (Italic) or U (Underline).

  3. Use the tab or space keys to indent text (for example at the start of a paragraph).

On the iPad, just long tap on the word to bring up the menu and then select the BIU option.

Change the size of the text in the text editor

If you find the text in the text edit box too small, use the magnifying glass in the bottom left to make the text bigger. This will make it easier to see the text you are editing (but does not affect how the text is displayed when you close the text editor).

Adding hyperlinks to text

With hyperlinks, you can link to external websites, documents or even to pages within your book - great for making a table of contents!

  1. When you have a text box open, highlight a word and click the link icon.

  2. Type the URL (or copy and paste it in).

  3. You can also link to a page - just type the page number.

  4. Note: Links only become active in Read mode, or when the book is published (not when editing the book).

Formatting the text

  1. When a text box is selected, you can either right-click and choose Format, or click on the Inspector in the toolbar.

  2. There are many ways to format the text: size, font, alignment, colour - have a play!

Columnise text

Choose the Columns option to change the layout of the text from 1 - 4 columns. Use the slider to adjust the spacing.

Comic text styles

If you choose a comic book template, you'll see a set of pre-styled comic writing - for captions and impact text. You can even add speech and thought bubbles - double-click on them to add text inside.

Using preset text in templates

A bit like the comic text styles, if you select one of our in-built templates, you'll find that the text comes with preset styling that fits the theme or template. You just choose what you want and you can edit it if you need to.

Preset text from a theme

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