Text Editing in Edit Pane

(Aleshia Kiedaisch) #1

Hi there! I’ve had RW installed for years, but am still relatively new to using it. I’m having some trouble with editing text…there seems to be a lack of options. I’m a graphic designer and use programs like inDesign and Illustrator, etc. I’m very used to easily being able to highlight text and make changes such as convert to all caps, set indents, space above and below lines, leading (space between lines), etc. Is there an easy way to do this within RW? I notice some basics down below at the bottom of the window (bold, italic, colour, etc) and some features to the right that apply to the entire stack, not just the highlighted portion. Right now, I’m trying to convert certain lines of text to all caps, but can’t find a way without having to re-type everything in caps. Also, when I want to set type size, all I see is the “Bigger” and “Smaller” options…I find I have to eyeball text sizes between pages without knowing the actual point size to match. Sorry, a lot of questions…any help much appreciated! :slight_smile:

(Jason Bostick) #2

For one of your questions, if you highlight your text, right-click, there should be a ‘Transformation’ option where you can set all caps.

(Aleshia Kiedaisch) #3

Oh my gosh…thank you!!! You saved me so much work. :smiley:

(Greg Schneck) #4

Do you use Stacks 3 plugin buy YourHead? If not, it will open up whole new design worlds to you and you’ll be able to do amazing things in RW.

(Aleshia Kiedaisch) #5

Yep, I use Stacks…amazing plugin for sure!

I’m still having trouble with the text sizing/spacing options though. If I want to make all text the same size on all pages, I have no idea how to do that other than make “bigger or smaller” by eye. Also, if I want to increase or decrease space between two lines of text (eg. between a headline and the first line of text or between two paragraphs, etc), there doesn’t seem to be a way to fine-tune that sort of thing or…?

Thank you!

(Jason Bostick) #6

If you’re already using stacks give Paragraph Pro by Big White Duck a shot. It has a lot of responsive options for text size, line height, etc. It’s also free (though donations are encouraged if you use his stuff).

I think that stack is probably as close as you’ll get to fine-tuning text

(Aleshia Kiedaisch) #7

Thanks, I will check it out!

(system) #8

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