Change the look of text

Change the look of text

You can change how text looks by changing its font, style (bold or italic, for example), or size; by applying effects such as a shadow or outline; and more.

Change text appearance

  1. Select the text you want to change, or select a text box if you want to change all the text it contains.

  2. Click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, then click the Style button near the top of the sidebar.

    If you don’t see a sidebar, or it doesn’t have a Text tab, click Change the look of text in the toolbar.

  3. Use the controls to make formatting changes.

    Change the look of text

Modify capitalization

You can quickly make blocks of text all uppercase or lowercase, or format text as a title, with the first letter of each word capitalized.

  1. Select the text you want to change, or select a text box if you want to change all the text it contains.

  2. Click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, then click the Style button near the top of the sidebar.

    If you don’t see a sidebar, or it doesn’t have a Text tab, click Change the look of text in the toolbar.

  3. In the Font section, click Change the look of text, click the Capitalization pop-up menu, then choose an item:

    • None: The text is left as you entered it, with no changes.

    • All Caps: All text is capitalized at the same height.

    • Small Caps: All text is capitalized with larger capitals for uppercase letters.

    • Title Case: The first letter of each word is capitalized.

Add color behind text

You can add a color behind text to make it stand out.

  1. Select a text box or just the text you want to change, or select a text box if you want to change all the text it contains.

  2. Click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, then click the Style button near the top of the sidebar.

    If you don’t see a sidebar, or it doesn’t have a Text tab, click Change the look of text in the toolbar.

  3. In the Font section, click Change the look of text, then choose a color from either the Character Fill Color well or the color wheel, then choose a color.

    The left color well shows colors that match the template. The color wheel on the right opens the Colors window, where you can choose any color.

    Change the look of text

To remove the color, select the text, then click the Character Fill Color well and choose the swatch that has a diagonal line through it at the bottom-right corner of the well.

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