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Topic: Text Boxes
anuradesignstudio Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:43:28 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
I wrote some explanation last year when the new boxes were introduced. Couldn't find all posts, but here is one that should explain it well:

https://forum.zazzle.com/create/text_box_changes_good_changes_and_thanks_for_the

In short: if you manually change the width of the text box, the text box width gets locked to that manual size you set and the text within the box wraps over multiple lines if it exceeds the left and right boundaries. If you don't manually define the width, the text box works in the old way. The big plus of fixed widths is, that you can prevent the text from flowing left and right into unwanted design areas. See the link, I've also added a screenshot.

With the anchor tool, you can define how multiline text vertically flows. Top: from the starting point (first line) downwards; center: up and down; bottom: from the starting point upwards. Same behavior as the vertical alignment in Excel cells as example, or in graphic software such as Corel Draw.

Hope that helped.

Thanks PetsDreamlands. Appreciate the information link. Guess I was thinking that the glitch mentioned was part of the new workings. I was trying to do custom monograms and having a time. Was concerned that the customer wouldn’t understand the space requirements.

Will wait to see if Padie gives us some info on this.

Edit: As I was reading other forum threads, noticed that designers are having trouble with invitations and business cards because of this text box challenge.
Topic: Text Boxes
anuradesignstudio Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:43:28 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
I wrote some explanation last year when the new boxes were introduced. Couldn't find all posts, but here is one that should explain it well:

https://forum.zazzle.com/create/text_box_changes_good_changes_and_thanks_for_the

In short: if you manually change the width of the text box, the text box width gets locked to that manual size you set and the text within the box wraps over multiple lines if it exceeds the left and right boundaries. If you don't manually define the width, the text box works in the old way. The big plus of fixed widths is, that you can prevent the text from flowing left and right into unwanted design areas. See the link, I've also added a screenshot.

With the anchor tool, you can define how multiline text vertically flows. Top: from the starting point (first line) downwards; center: up and down; bottom: from the starting point upwards. Same behavior as the vertical alignment in Excel cells as example, or in graphic software such as Corel Draw.

Hope that helped.

Thanks PetsDreamlands. Appreciate the information link. Guess I was thinking that the glitch mentioned was part of the new workings. I was trying to do custom monograms and having a time. Was concerned that the customer wouldn’t understand the space requirements.

Will wait to see if Padie gives us some info on this.

Edit: As I was reading other forum threads, noticed that designers are having trouble with invitations and business cards because of this text box challenge.
Topic: Text Boxes
anuradesignstudio Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:43:28 PM
PetsDreamlands wrote:
I wrote some explanation last year when the new boxes were introduced. Couldn't find all posts, but here is one that should explain it well:

https://forum.zazzle.com/create/text_box_changes_good_changes_and_thanks_for_the

In short: if you manually change the width of the text box, the text box width gets locked to that manual size you set and the text within the box wraps over multiple lines if it exceeds the left and right boundaries. If you don't manually define the width, the text box works in the old way. The big plus of fixed widths is, that you can prevent the text from flowing left and right into unwanted design areas. See the link, I've also added a screenshot.

With the anchor tool, you can define how multiline text vertically flows. Top: from the starting point (first line) downwards; center: up and down; bottom: from the starting point upwards. Same behavior as the vertical alignment in Excel cells as example, or in graphic software such as Corel Draw.

Hope that helped.

Thanks PetsDreamlands. Appreciate the information link. Guess I was thinking that the glitch mentioned was part of the new workings. I was trying to do custom monograms and having a time. Was concerned that the customer wouldn’t understand the space requirements.

Will wait to see if Padie gives us some info on this.

Edit: As I was reading other forum threads, noticed that designers are having trouble with invitations and business cards because of this text box challenge.
Topic: What's the last thing you sold?
anuradesignstudio Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:06:59 AM
Topic: What's the last thing you sold?
anuradesignstudio Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:06:59 AM