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The Text tool is used to add text to your drawing. The font, size, offset and line spacing for the text are set by selecting a named text style set. Text styles are defined in the "Text style definitions" setting panel. When a text style definition is changed, all of the text in your drawing that was drawn using that style will reflect the new settings.

The options described below can be found in the bottom app bar or in the control panel.

The Layer option selects the layer on which new objects are created. Selecting a layer also selects the default color, line type, and line thickness used to draw the object. These properties can be overridden using the Properties tool. Layers are also used to logically group objects within the drawing. Layers can be created, modified, and hidden in the Layer definitions settings panel.
The Construct option determines how the points that you enter are used to define the object being created. In this case there are two ways to locate a block of text:
  1. One point: The text is located by a single point according the the current alignment rules. Single point text is always drawn horizontally. When objects containing single point text are rotated, the text will remain horizontal.
  2. Two point: The text is drawn along a line defined by two points according to the current alignment rules. When objects containing two point text are rotated, the text will rotate along with the rest of the object.
The Alignment option allows you to specify how the text is aligned and positioned relative to the location points. Alignment is a combination of horizontal alignment (left, center or right) and vertical position (above, on, or below). Combining these options yields nine (9) options which can be selected from the alignment menu. The offset from the location points to the text is defined by the text style.
The Text style option allows you to select a named text style set which defines the font, size, offset and line spacing for the text. Text styles can be created and modified in the Text style definitions settings panel.
The Edit Last option gives you an opportunity to modify the points used to define the last object created without leaving the current tool. This can be especially useful when using touch input because touch is an inherently imprecise way to locate points. You can use the arrow keys on the keyboard or control panel to fine-tune the location of each point. When you finish editing the object (by deselecting it) you will return to the current tool.