Make text flow around or inside objects by using the Text | Wrap commands.
When you wrap text inside a vector object, Canvas X Draw adjusts the text object’s margins so that text fits within the shape of the vector object. A text object can be wrapped inside only one object at a time.
Canvas X Draw has two methods of wrapping text inside an object. Select an existing text object and a vector object and choose the Text | Wrap | Inside Shape. Also, select an existing vector object and simply begin typing; the text will stay inside the shape of the vector object.
You can also wrap text within the bounding box of a paint object with both methods.
If you wrap text inside an open vector object, such as an arc, the text wraps between the bounding box and the concave side of the arc. If you try to wrap text to a line or a narrow arc, the text will not be visible. If this occurs, choose Text | Wrap | Remove Wrap or choose Edit | Undo to make the text visible again.
Vector object with wrapped text
If there is more text than can fit inside the shape, Canvas X Draw inserts a column break in the text object and displays an overset symbol. Resize the object to fit the text or flow the excess text to another column. (See Flowing Overset Text into New Text Columns.)
If the object is too small to contain all the text you type, the text object extends below the object. Resize the object to fit the text or resize the text object to fit the shape, and then flow any excess text to another column.
Center-justified text wrapped inside an oval
To remove effects, also use the keyboard command: Command+Z.
Select a wrapped text object. Choose Text | Wrap | Remove Wrap.
To make text flow around an object, apply a repel setting to the object. You also can set the amount of space between the object and text it repels.
An object with a repel setting repels all text. Move the object and it will repel text wherever you place it.
You can apply repel settings to objects before any text has been created or placed in a document. You can also apply a repel setting to a text object to make it repel the text in other text objects.
An object can repel text that is contained in text objects. A repel setting does not repel text that has been bound to a path with the Path Text tool or the Bind Text command.
Use this procedure to set the amount of space between an object and text that it repels.
When entering values, you can use the Tab key to move between value fields.
Select an object that you do not want to repel text. Choose Text | Wrap | Remove Wrap. Canvas X Draw removes the repel setting from the selected object.