Edit and Format Text

Learn how to edit and format text, how to wrap text around an object, how to upload and manage your custom fonts, and how to take advantage of every other text-based trick in Lucidpress.

Add a text box to your document by clicking the "Text" icon on the left side of the page.
This will give you the option to insert text in many different formats, including Headings, Sub-headings, Body text (Blank), and Body text (Lorem Ipsum).
Body text (Blank) and Body text (Lorem Ipsum) both insert paragraph-style text boxes, but the Blank option inserts a text box with no text in it, and Lorem Ipsum option inserts a text box full of Latin text.

You can set presets for the styles of these inserted text boxes by setting brand styles.

Insert Text in a Lucidpress document

To format your text, select the text box or portion of text within the box that you are interested in formatting. Then look to the right of the canvas to find the context pane. In the "Text" tab of the context pane you will find the options to change font style, size, color, alignment, warp, and much more.

Context Pane in Lucidpress document

In the context pane you can change the paragraph style of your text to any of the preset styles or custom styles that you create yourself.
Paragraph Styles

The context panel is also the place to modify the basic formatting of your text, including font, size, color, bold, italic, or underline
Text Basic

If you hover your mouse over the "+" sign to the right of the underline option, more text formatting options will appear. These options include adding strikethrough, superscripts, or subscripts, changing to all caps or small caps, and removing all formatting.
Text Basic Plus

If you click on the "+" sign centered beneath the basic text formatting options, you will be given the options to change your character style, add an outline to the text, or to add a highlight to the text box.
Text Basic Plus Plus

The context pane also gives you the opportunity to change the alignment of the text within the text box. Horizontal alignment options appear on the top row, and expanding this section allows you to also change the vertical alignment of the text.
Text Alignment

The next section allows you to add bulleted or numbered lists to your text and choose the style and color of these bullets. When expanded, you can also choose the indentation and spacing of your bulleted or numbered list.
Bullets and Lists

Continuing down the context pane, there are options to change the spacing. The spacing option increases or decreases the space between lines, the paragraph spacing option increases or decreased the space between paragraphs, and the padding option changes the amount of space between the edge of the text box and the text.
Text Spacing

Expanding the spacing options gives you additional spacing options. These include paragraph top spacing to add more space before paragraphs, character spacing to move letters closer together or farther apart, and character stretching to horizontally stretch or compress the letters.
Text Spacing Plus

In the context pane, you also have the option to add or remove columns, and to change the distance between columns (the gutter).
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The tabs and indents section allows you to add or remove tabs, to set up first line and left / right / top / bottom indents, change the default tab spacing, and add or remove tab stops.
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The next section of the context pane, the horizontal rules section allows you to add and edit horizontal lines spanning across the top or bottom of text. You can change the thickness, color, and padding of these horizontal rules in this section.
Horizontal Rules

The warp section gives you the opportunity to customize the line that your text appears in. You can set it to appear on a wave, ribbon, arch, or arc, and then (using the expansion of this section) change the bend, wave, horizontal distortion, and vertical distortion of the line.
Text Warp

The context pane also is the place to link your text. You can link text in Lucidpress to URLs, emails, or other Lucidpress document pages.
Link Text

The final option in the context pane for editing text is hyphenation. Turning hyphenation ON will cause words cut off by a new line to be hyphenated, and turning hyphenation OFF will push these words to start on the new line.
Hyphenation On and Off

If you have multiple text boxes you’d like to link (so the text overflowing from one box carries into another), click on the light blue box on the lower-right corner of a text box and drag the blue line to the upper-left corner of the next text box.

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  1. Select the image or object you’d like to wrap your text around and go to the Layout tab in the context pane to the right of your canvas.
  2. Under “Text Wrapping” (make sure it’s on), select the second option — “Wrap tight to object boundary”. Right-click the image or object and hit “Bring to Front” so that your text will easily wrap around the object.
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The ability to upload custom fonts is available on Professional, Team, and Enterprise accounts. See our pricing page to upgrade.

If you have one of the above accounts, you can upload custom fonts by doing the following:

    1. Click on a textbox within your document. A “Text” tab will appear to the right of the canvas in the context pane. Click on the font selection menu and then “Manage Fonts”.

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    2. In the Font Manager, you can view available fonts by category and enable fonts to be used in the editor by turning them on. To add custom fonts, simply click “Upload Font”, select the file(s) (.ttf, .ttc, or .otf) you’d like to add, and hit “Done”.
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Keep in mind that font families (i.e. light, italic, or bold versions of a font) may be separate font files to upload into Lucidpress.

You might notice that some font types, like Arial, are unavailable. We've provided a list of similar alternative fonts that are free to use in their place.

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Note: Custom fonts are account specific. If you are collaborating on a shared document, the custom fonts in a shared document need to be uploaded into each collaborator’s account so the font is visible for each and every collaborator.