Working with Text

Alligator can create vector (anti-aliased) fonts and raster (system) fonts.

To add vector text

To draw anti-aliased text choose the tool. Click on the document, enter the text in the dialog and click OK.

To add a text paragraph

Choose the tool. Click and drag a rectangle enclosing the text. Enter the text and click OK to draw the text.

To add a HTML text

Choose the tool. Click and drag a rectangle enclosing the text. Enter the text and click OK to draw the text.

To add a dynamic text

Choose the tool. Click and drag a rectangle enclosing the text. The use can enter the text in this field or you can set the content of the field with ActionScript.

To add an artistic text

Choose the tool. Click on the frame and enter the text in the dialog box.

To change the text

Choose the tool and double click the text to modify

To change the font

Choose the tool, right-click on the text and choose "Set Font"

To change text color

Choose the tool, right-click on the text and choose "Text Color" or click one of the palette colors.

To enlarge or decrease the text by 10%

Choose the tool, select the text and click one of the buttons:

HTML Text can be formatted with basic HTML tags like <B> (bold) or <U> (underlined):


HTML tags:

The following tags are allowed for HTML text:<br>
<b>This is bold text</b><br>
<i>This is italic text</i><br>
<u>This text is underlined</u><br>
Font face: <font face="times new roman">Times New Roman</font><br>
Font color: <font color="#FF0000">Red text</font><br>
Font resized: <font size="16">16 pixels font</font><br>

Paragraph Background

Choose "Item" > "Line Width" to create outline and "Item" > "Fill Color" to create solid background beneath the HTML item.

Textures

To create a text shape choose "Insert" > "Text Shape", enter the text and click OK.

To fill the text with gradient fill

Choose "Insert" > "Text Shape", enter the text and click OK. Select the text shape and choose "Item" > "Gradient Fill"

See also:
Gradients

To fill the text with a texture

Choose "Insert" > "Text Shape", enter the text and click OK. Add master frame and import or paste the bitmap. Select the text shape and choose "Item" > "Bitmap Fill"

See also: Bitmap Fill | Animating Text - Glyph Animations