In Canvas X Draw, you can control paragraph attributes, such as justification and leading. Paragraph attributes affect entire paragraphs, even if you select a single character, or place the insertion point anywhere in the paragraph. If you select text in multiple paragraphs, all the paragraphs will be affected.
Paragraph-level formatting includes leading and paragraph spacing, indents, tabs, alignment (justification), automatic letter and word spacing, and widow and orphan controls.
Choose Text | Leading to set Single, 11/2, or Double Space leading. You can also choose the Tighten or Loosen commands to fine-tune the current leading in 0.5-point increments. You can tighten and loosen the leading repeatedly, but the line spacing cannot be less than zero.
The text settings in the Properties bar provides the same options as the Leading submenu.
Click the Paragraph tab of the Type palette. After configuring the settings, click Apply to implement them.
Percentage: Set the leading using a percentage of the line size. Enter an amount in the At box.
Points: Set the leading in points. Enter an amount in the At box. Although each font’s standard leading might be different, normal leading is generally between 110% and 125% of the largest type size on the line; therefore, for 10-point type, normal leading is approximately 12 points.
To insert space before the first line of a paragraph, specify the number of points in the Before paragraph box. This option does not apply to the first paragraph in a column.
To insert space after the last line of a paragraph, specify the number of points in the After paragraph box. Canvas X Draw inserts space after every paragraph, including the last paragraph in a column.
“Soft” returns are forced line breaks which do not create new paragraphs.