Caption

The caption object allows you to display static text on the page. The font, size, color or fill, shadow, transparency, bendable state and outline of the text can all be customized to suit your needs.

Tip: If you can't find a font that suits your style, try creating words using individual letter embellishments.

Tip: You can add a caption object to the page by choosing Object > Caption from the menu, or by selecting the object type from the right-click context menu.

Tip: Caption objects don't maintain their aspect ratio while resizing them. To maintain their aspect, hold down the Shift key while resizing.

Tip: Bendable Caption objects can be resized by first selecting the object, and then while holding the Shift key, resize it using the object's bounding box.

Settings

Preview

A preview of how the text will look using the current settings.

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Text

The text that you want to display on the caption object.

Spelling

Check the spelling of the caption text.

Font

Font

The font that you want to use for the caption text. Click the select button to choose a different font.

Note: Only TrueType fonts are supported.

Bold

Make the caption text bolded.

Italic

Make the caption text italic.

Underline

Underline the caption text.

Strikethrough

Put a line through your text.

Options

Shadow

Show a drop shadow on the page for the caption text. This feature allows you to add a three dimensional effect to the text.

Settings...

You can make specific adjustments to the appearance of your shadow.

Bendable

Make your text bendable by selecting the Bendable box. You can bend and manipulate the text on your page in various ways by dragging on the dots. You can also add additional dots for further bending by right-clicking on the bounding box outlining your text directly on the page.

Fill

Style:

Choose Solid Color, Color Blend, or Image/Pattern for the fill of your caption text.

Tip: Clicking the "More Colors..." button on the color menu allows you to choose either a standard color/custom color, or use the eyedropper to pick a color from somewhere within the Scrapbook MAX! application window.

Solid Color

Make the interior/fill of your caption text a solid color. Select the desired color from the color menu to the right of this box.

Color Blend

Blend two colors for the interior/fill of your caption text. Select your two colors from the two color menus to the right of this box.

Image/Pattern

Insert a pattern as the interior/fill of your caption text. Browse to an image that you want to use as your pattern fill by using the Select Image browse button.

Tip: Image/patterns can also be moved, zoomed or rotated.

Transparency:

Adjust the transparency of your text by using the transparency slider, or inserting the numerical value of your desired transparency.

Advanced

Preview

A preview of how the text will look using the current settings.

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Outline

Show outline

Select this box to display an outline around the perimeter of the characters of your caption text.

Color:

Select the color for the outline of your text from the color menu.

Tip: Clicking the "More Colors..." button on the color menu allows you to choose a either a standard color/custom color, or use the eyedropper to pick a color from somewhere within the Scrapbook MAX! application window.

Thickness:

Adjust the thickness of the outline of your text with the Thickness slider, or input the degree of thickness in the box beside the slider.  

Transparency:

Adjust the transparency of the outline of your text with the Transparency slider, or input the degree of transparency in the box beside the slider.

Spacing

Character:

Adjust the amount of space between each character of your text with the Character slider, or input the amount of space in the box beside the slider.

Character Set

Script

Selects the character set to use from the selected font. For example, to display letters in the Greek alphabet, you would first choose a font that contains a Greek character set, and then select "Greek" from this list to enable that character set.

Note: The list of character sets is different for each font. You will only be able to choose from the character sets available in the font you currently have selected on the Settings tab.

Curve Settings

Bendable

Select this box to make your caption text bendable.

Note: Enabling this setting allows you to add additional drag points to your caption text by right-clicking on the bounding lines of your text with your mouse. You can then drag these points to create curves in your text.

Smoothness:

Adjust how smooth and curvy the lines between the drag points will be. Use the Smoothness slider to adjust the amount of curviness, or input a value in the box beside the slider.

Note: The higher the value, the more rounded the bends around the drag points will be. (Dragging the slider to the left makes the lines between your drag points straighter.)