You can cut and copy a text selection, and then paste the selected text in the same document, in another Canvas X Draw document, or to and from a non-Canvas X Draw document using the Clipboard. Whether pasted text retains its formatting depends on the operating system and the source of the text.
To help you in editing text, display symbols for spaces, paragraph breaks, and tabs. Choose Layout | Display | Show Text Invisibles. To hide these symbols, choose Layout | Display | Hide Text Invisibles.
If you copy and paste selected text (and not an entire text object) within Canvas X Draw, the text retains its character attributes, but it adopts the paragraph formatting of the surrounding text.
Begin typing, or use the Paste command, to replace a text selection with the text you type or paste from the Clipboard. This saves the step of deleting the selected text.
Select a text object and begin typing. The text adopts the formatting of the replaced text. If multiple text objects are selected, the text you type replaces the text in the object that was created first.
While a text object is selected, you can change the formatting of all the text it contains using the Text menu or Properties bar.
Use the Text tab in the Find palette to search for specific text or characters in selected text objects and entire documents. You can replace or delete found text selections one at a time or all at once.
The Text tab also lets you search for text with specific font, size, and style attributes, and change the attributes of found text.
You can click Change All to replace all occurrences of the Find text or special character with the text in the Change To box, without first clicking Find.
You can search for and change text attributes (whether or not you also search for specific text). The text attributes you can seek and change are font, type size, and text style.
Clicking the Clear button removes all settings in the Find Attributes and Change Attributes To areas.
Text Search Options
The options on the Text tab in the Find palette let you specify criteria for text and character searching and replacement.
Type the text or select the special character that you want to find. Leave this box blank to search for text attributes only.
If you want to replace found text or characters, enter replacement text or character (1) here. If you want to delete found text or characters, leave the Change To box empty.
Select Whole Word to specify that the Find text is an entire word; e.g., if you type “time” and select Whole Word, Canvas X Draw will not find “times,” “untimely,” or “timer.”
Select Match Case to include the capitalization of the Find text in the search criteria; e.g., if you type “Time” and select this option, Canvas X Draw will not find “TIME” or “time.”
If Canvas X Draw locates the specified text and attributes, it highlights the text in the document. Click Change to replace the highlighted text with the Change To text and to apply the replacement attributes specified in the Change Attributes To section.
Click to replace all occurrences of the text and attributes you specified with the replacement text and attributes. Canvas X Draw makes the changes without highlighting found text.
Click to search for the next occurrence of text specified in the Find text box and attributes specified in the Find Attributes area.
The text attributes that you specify here tell Canvas X Draw what to search for.
Click to display Attributes options.
To search for a particular font, select the font name from the pop-up menu.
To search for a type size, enter the size or select the size from the pop-up menu.
To search for a type style, select a style button. You can select bold, italic, underline, outline, strikethrough, and shadow styles.
Change Attributes To
The text attributes that you specify here can be applied to text that matches the attributes specified in the Find Attributes area.
Select the font from the pop-up menu.
Enter the replacement size (in points) or select the size from the pop-up menu.
Click style buttons to specify replacement styles. You can choose bold, italic, underline, outline, strikethrough, and shadow.
Click to delete all the settings from the Find Attributes and Change Attributes To areas.