Journal Text

The journal text object allows you display large amounts of text on the page. Many properties of the text can be customized so that its integration is seamless. Some of these setting include: font, text color or fill, alignment, shadow, transparency, outline and spacing.

The position of the text in a journal text object is controlled by the size of the object (represented by its bounding box). Since journal text wraps, you can adjust the width and height after you enter text to achieve the desired appearance on the page.

Tip: A journal text object can be added to the page by choosing Object > Journal Text from the menu, or by selecting the object type from the right-click context menu.

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

 

Settings

Preview

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

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Text

The text that you want to display in the journal text object.

Left align

Left-align the text within the journal text object's bounding box, like so:

This text is left-aligned

Center align

Center the text within the object's bounding box, like so:

This text is centered

Right align

Right-align the text within the object's bounding box, like so:

This text is right-aligned

Spelling

Check the spelling of the object text.

Font

Font

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

Note: Only TrueType fonts are supported.

Bold

Make the journal text bolded.

Italic

Make the journal text italic.

Underline

Underline the journal text.

Strikethrough

Put a line through your journal text.

Size:

The font size to use for the journal text.

Options

Shadow

Show a drop shadow on the page for the journal 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.

Fill

Style:

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

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.

Solid Color

Make the interior/fill of your 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 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 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 journal 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 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.

Line:

Adjust the amount of space between each line in your journal text with the Line slider, or input the desired distance 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.