Editing Text

Add a Text Box

To add a Text Box to your marketing piece click on the Add button in the Main Tools section of the editing tool bar and select Add Text Box.

You can modify this Text Box by dragging and dropping it to the desired location on your marketing piece. Use the Text Box's corner points to change the shape and size of your Text Box.

Delete a Text Box

To delete a Text Box, select the Text Box you wish to remove. Click on the Remove button in the Article / Text Management Tools section of the editing toolbar.

Move a Text Box

To Move a Text Box, click on the Text Box and position your cursor over it until the cursor changes from a pointer to a 4-directional arrow. Click the Text Box, drag and drop it to the new location on the marketing piece.

Resize a Text Box

To Resize a Text Box, click on the Text Box and grab one of the four corners. You can change the height, width, or overall size of the Text Box by dragging and dropping any one of the four corner points.

Rotate a Text Box

To Rotate a Text Box, click on the Text Box and move your cursor over the green circle located on the top of your Text Box. Your cursor will change shapes from an arrow to a round arrow. You can then click and drag the circle to rotate your Text Box around a central pivot point.

Align Text Boxes

Aligning Text Boxes is a great way to make your edited marketing piece look more professional and polished.

  1. To align, first select one or more Text Boxes that you would like to align by holding down the Shift Key with each additional selection.
  2. After all aligning boxes are selected the Alignment Tools section of the editing toolbar appears.
  3. To select the alignment option that works for you, imagine a rectangular box drawn around the outer perimeter of all the text boxes you selected.

(lightbulb) You can also align text boxes in the same way with other marketing materials elements like Images, Google Maps, and Shapes.

To undo a Text Box alignment, select Undo.

Layer Text Box

To move a Text Box above or below any other editable Element in your marketing piece, select the Text Box. In the Main Tools section of the editing tool bar you'll be able to select from the Layer Down and Layer Up options.

Layer Up – This button will bring the selected Text Box one layer forward from its current position.

Layer Down – This button will send the selected Text Box one layer down from its current position.

Please be aware that certain background and other locked elements in marketing materials cannot be edited or modified. Layering tools only apply to editable elements.

Change Font Type

To change or modify a Font Type on your marketing piece highlight the text you wish to change. A list of available fonts for the template you are working with will appear in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

Please be aware that specialty fonts are not available on all marketing pieces.

Change Font Size

To change or modify a Font Size on your marketing piece highlight the text you wish to change. The current font size will be displayed in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar. Select your desired font size from the drop down list.

Change Text Color

Highlight the editable text you wish to modify. Select the new Text Color from the Text Editing Tools section of the editing tool bar.

Highlight Text

You can Highlight Text by selecting the editable text you wish to modify. Select the color you wish to use as your highlight color from the Text Editing Tools section of the editing tool bar.

Cut Text

To cut text from a Text Box first, highlight the text you wish to Cut. Then click the Cut button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing Toolbar. The highlighted text will be removed from the Text Box. You can then Paste this text elsewhere on the marketing piece.

(lightbulb) You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X to Cut text.

Copy Text

To copy text from a Text Box first, highlight the text you want to Copy. Then click the Copy button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing Toolbar. You can then Paste this text elsewhere on the marketing piece.

(lightbulb) You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C to Copy text.

Paste Text

To paste text into a Text Box first, highlight a section of text and Cut or Copy the text. You can copy or cut sections of text in your marketing piece or from other applications. Next, move your cursor to the position where you want to Paste the text in a Text Box and click on the Paste button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

(lightbulb) You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V to Paste text.

Spell Check

To Spell Check the text in your marketing piece, first highlight the text you'd like to check. Next, click the Spell Checkbutton in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

If any spelling errors are found, you will be alerted in a pop-up window.

In the pop-up window, you have the following options.

Add Superscript

To change text to Superscript, highlight your text and select the Superscript button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

To remove superscript, highlight the text and click the button again.

Add Subscript

To change text to Subscript, highlight your text and select the Subscript button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

To remove subscript, highlight the text and click the button again.

Adding Symbols to Your Text

To add a special character or symbol to your marketing piece, start by selecting the Text Box where you will add your symbol. Position your cursor where you want to insert the symbol. In the Text Editing Tools section of the editing tool bar, click on the Symbol button. Here you will find a list of commonly used symbols, glyphs and characters.

Add Hyperlink

To add an active hyperlink to your marketing piece for email or online marketing, highlight the entire text you wish to turn into a hyperlink and click on the Insert Hyperlink button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

You may also edit the URL of any existing hyperlink using the Insert Hyperlink button. It is not necessary to include http:// or https://.

Remove Hyperlink

To remove an active hyperlink on your marketing piece highlight the linked text and click on the Remove Hyperlink button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

Paragraph Alignment

To change the paragraph alignment of editable text in a marketing piece, select the Text Box and highlight the text that you wish to modify. If no text is highlighted, the paragraph alignment applies to the section of text in which the text cursor appears.

Select one of the Alignment Buttons in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

Paragraph Spacing

To change the spacing between paragraphs of text in a Text Box, highlight the lines of text you wish to change. Then select the Paragraph Spacing button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar. You can increase or decrease the space by standard amounts (Single Spacing, 1.5 Spacing, or Double Spacing).

Find and Replace Text

To Find and Replace Text first, click on the Text Box where you want to find your text or phrase. You may also highlight a section of text if you're only looking for the word or phrase in a limited area. Then select the Find/Replace button in the Text Editing Tools section of the editing toolbar.

Here you can enter a word or phrase for which you are looking. 

Click Find Next to find and highlight the text or phrase in a text box. 

Click Replace to find and replace the text or phrase you were searching for with new text you specified. 

Click Replace All to find and replace all instances of the text or phrase for which you are looking in a text box that was selected.