Canvas X Draw gives you precise control over the appearance of each character. Set the font, type size, font style, kerning, capitalization style, scale, and baseline position using menu commands, Properties bar, or the Character tab of the Type palette.
Character attributes are applied by selecting the specific characters that you want to modify. Select any portion of text—from one character to entire text objects. (See Selecting Text and Objects.)
Click the Character tab.
The Character tab lets you control all character attributes. Some attributes, such as type face, type size, font style, baseline, and kerning, are also available in the Text menu or Properties bar.
Choose a typeface in the menu.
Choose a type size in the menu or type a number in the text box.
Click a button to select a font style.
Choose a capitalization style in the menu.
Specify subscript or superscript settings to one hundredth of a point precision.
Tighten and loosen kerning by hundredths of a point.
Specify percentages by which you want to scale the current type size. Set individual horizontal and vertical scaling percentages.
To prevent accidental or unwanted changes to the type face, type size, or font style of specific text, you can set these locks. If you want to change locked text, you must first unlock the text.
On the Character tab in the Type palette, you can lock the current font, type size, and font style to prevent accidental changes. This feature is especially useful when several people are using the same Canvas X document. In addition, you can also use this feature to selectively exempt sections of text from global formatting changes. Once you lock a setting, no one can change it without first unlocking it.