Working with Text Styles

Text styles can be applied to other text objects and/or saved to a user’s Library.

To Apply a Different Text Style to Existing Text

With the text object selected, in the Fonts Panel, edit the style properties as desired, or do one of the following:

To “Quick Pick-up” Another Text Object’s Style and Continue Placing New Text

  1. Choose the Text [t] tool.
  2. Hold the COMMAND key to temporarily activate the Style Dropper without switching tools.
  3. With the cursor (it will look like an empty style dropper), click a text object with the text style to be picked up.
  4. Release the COMMAND key and continue.

To Copy a Text Style From an Existing Text Object to Another

  1. Choose the Style Dropper [d] tool.
  2. With the cursor (it will look like an empty style dropper), click a text object that you want to pick up its style.
  3. With the cursor (it will look like a full style dropper), click a text object(s) that you want to receive the style.
  4. To pick up a different text style while the Style Dropper tool is still active, press the OPTION key while clicking a text object.
  5. Alternatively, do the following:
    • With the text object selected, right-click and choose ‘Copy Style…’ from the contextual menu, right-click a text object to receive the style and choose ‘Paste Style…’ from the contextual menu.

To Copy a Text Style from One Text Object to Multiple Text Objects

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Right-click the text object with the style to be picked up and choose ‘Copy Style…’ from the contextual menu, choose the Select [s] tool and select the text objects to receive the style, choose Edit > Style > Paste Style… from the main menu, or
    • Choose the Select [s] tool and select a text object with the style to be copied, choose ‘Edit > Style > Copy Style…’ from the main menu, select the text objects to receive the style, choose Edit > Style > Paste Style… from the main menu.

To Save a Text Style to the Library

  1. Add text and edit its properties as desired.
  2. In the Action Menu at the bottom of the Text Tab, with the text object still selected.
  3. Click the ‘Save As Text Style…’ button. The Library Manager is launched and the text style is added to the default user collection in My Library.

HINT: New styles are immediately available in the Styles & Clip Art Palette where you can use them when placing text.

To Apply Library Text Styles

  1. Open the Styles & Clip Art palette.
  2. Choose the Text [t] or Text Path [e] tool from the Tools palette.
  3. Choose a text style from your user collection the Styles & Clip Art palette.
  4. Add your text. Continue adding text objects as desired (subsequent text objects have the same style properties until they are changed).
  5. Click the ESC keys to end editing and return to the Select tool, or choose the Select [s] tool from the main menu.

HINT: You must add text styles to the Library before they will appear in the palette. To change text styles, click once onto a different text style in the Styles & Clip Art palette and continue.

To Reset to the Default Text

Choose ‘Reset Text Style’ from the Action Menu at the bottom of the Text Tab.