In the Configuration Center, 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.
Correct Accidental Usage of the Caps Lock Key (Windows only)
Corrects non-standard word capitalization. If the first letter of a word is lowercase and the other letters are uppercase, this changes the first letter to uppercase and the rest of the letters to lowercase; e.g., this option replaces “rEPEL” with “Repel.” If the first two letters of a word are uppercase and the rest are lowercase, this changes the first letter to uppercase and the rest of the letters to lowercase; e.g., replacing “REpel” with “Repel”.
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.)
Use this option to add an unlimited number of words to the personal dictionary. You can also delete words. By adding words to the User Dictionary, you can “teach” Canvas X Draw new words and special terms, and prevent Canvas X Draw from stopping unnecessarily while checking spelling. (See Modifying the User Dictionary.)
The Type settings in the Configuration Center let you customize options for text and typography.
Auto type into object: This option allows you to automatically begin typing text characters into a selected object.
Allow single letter shortcut: If activated, you will be allowed to access the vector and image editing tools using simple single-letter shortcuts. The list below details the various hotkey commands and how they may be applied.
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.
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.
Enable two-byte script: This option tells Canvas X Draw to accommodate text characters that require twice as much data (two bytes) as text characters in most Western languages. This makes it possible to create documents using specialized two-byte fonts, including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. (See Tools and Options for Two-Byte and Vertical Text.)
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.
Draw text as Bézier: When using a 256-color display, Windows cannot dither colors in text to approximate a non-system color; instead, Windows uses the closest solid colors. Turning this option on tells Canvas X Draw to redraw text as objects, which lets Windows dither colors when necessary. This method is resource-intensive and can be slow; turn this option on only if you need to see dithered color in text on a system with a 256-color display.
Multi-Column Font Menu: When activated, you will view all of the fonts in your system in a multi-column format. If this feature is not activated, then you will view your fonts in a single-column format.
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.