In the Preferences dialog box, in the Text folder, you can set preferences for how the application handles text.
Use these options to specify corrections you want Canvas X Draw to make as you type.
Correct two initial capitals
Corrects a word that you type beginning with two capitalized letters.
Capitalize first letter of sentences
Capitalizes the first letter you type following typical sentence-ending punctuation, such as periods, question marks, or exclamation points, even if these marks are followed by a quotation mark or parenthesis. Canvas X Draw may or may not capitalize the first letter following unusual punctuation, such as Web site addresses or abbreviations in the middle of sentences, so sentences containing unusual punctuation should be checked.
Auto Correct does not capitalize the next word if you insert sentence-ending punctuation in existing text.
Capitalize names of days
Capitalizes the full name of weekdays; e.g., this option replaces “saturday” with “Saturday.” It does not expand abbreviations for day names, such as “wed.” or “Thurs.,” unless you add these abbreviations to the replacement list.
Replace Text as You Type
Replaces text that you type with any specified replacement text. Each set of typed text and replacement text appears in the scrolling list in the Auto Correct dialog box. (See Setting Up Text Replacement.)
The Type settings in the Preferences dialog box let you customize options for text and typography.
Use Smart Quotes: Select this option if you want Canvas X Draw to insert true typographical apostrophes (’), single quotation marks (‘’), and double quotation marks (“”) when you type these characters with the Text tool. Otherwise, these characters appear as straight tick marks, or foot (') and inch (") marks. Of course, the actual appearance of the characters depends on the design of the typeface in use.
The character that Canvas X Draw inserts when you type a quotation mark depends on the position of the insertion point in the text, and its position relative to other quotation marks; e.g., Canvas X Draw always inserts an open quotation mark (“) when you type a quotation mark immediately following a space.
Use Smart Quotes has no effect on text that you type with the Path Text tool.
The Greeked text setting does not affect printing. You should set the size the same as most body text in your documents. This lets you view headlines and display type normally, while Canvas X Draw replaces the body text at 100% magnification. Then, when you zoom in to edit the body text, it will appear normally at the higher magnification.
Enter a size in points in the adjacent text box. When this setting is selected, Canvas X Draw replaces text at the specified size and smaller when the display magnification is 100% or less; e.g., if you specify 12 points, and zoom to 200%, Canvas X Draw replaces any text that is 6 points or smaller. If you zoom to 50%, Canvas X Draw replaces text that is 24 points or smaller.
Auto word select: When you use the I-beam pointer to highlight specific text, this option ensures that you select only whole words (all characters between blank spaces). As you drag to highlight text, Canvas X Draw detects when you drag over a space. As you continue to drag, Canvas X Draw locates the next space and selects the characters in between.
If you elect to use the single-column format, use the navigation arrows located at the top and bottom of the list to scroll through the fonts list. To see the list of available fonts, choose Text | Font.
Copy & Paste
Smart Copy: With this option on, if you copy and paste text that begins a paragraph, Canvas X Draw pastes the text as a new paragraph using the original paragraph settings. With this option off, Canvas X Draw pastes text into the current paragraph using the existing paragraph settings.
Replace Selection: Activating this function allows you to automatically replace selected text when you paste into a Canvas X Draw document. If this option is not activated, text will be pasted into the center of your document.
Pasted Text Box Size: Enter the point size that you would like your text box to be when you paste text into your document. The setting that you choose will become the default size for all text boxes that will be created when you paste text into your document.
# of fonts to keep in history: Select the number of fonts that are to be stored in the history.