Drawing Tools: Text Box

The Text Box option allows you to add text anywhere on a view. Pre-formatted Auto-Text, corresponding to the information in the Info Viewer, can be added, or any user-defined text can be added, as explained below.

To add a Text Box:

  1. Select Text Box from the toolbar or the Add Tool sub-menu of the Tools menu.

  2. Pick the point where you want to add the Text Box. This point will locate the upper left corner of the Text Box. Enter the point graphically with the mouse, or enter x,y coordinates in the prompt line.

  3. You will see the Add Text dialog.

  4. TO ADD USER DEFINED TEXT: type any text in the "Text to add" area at the left of the dialog. Select OK, and the Text Box will be added to the view.

  5. TO ADD AUTO-TEXT: use the "+" boxes and £ checkboxes in the "Auto text" area at the right of the dialog, to select the information you would like to add. When the desired checkboxes are checked, select the Insert Auto-text button, and the text will be added to the "Text to add" editing area at the left of the dialog. NOTE: once the Auto-text is added to the "Text to add" area, you can manually edit the Auto-text, if necessary. Select OK, and the Text Box will be added to the view.

After a Text Box has been added, it can be moved, edited, formatted, etc. See the Edit Tools Overview topic for details.