Text is definitely one of the most important parts in a yearbook, aside from photos and layouts. Happy days! There's plenty of ways to customize your text in Fusion.
In this article:
- Add text
- Change text font
- Using you own fonts is currently not possible
- Change font size
- Format text in all capital letters
- Change text color
- Use different colors in the same text
- Align text (left, right, justify)
- Add text in a grid
- Change line height and letter spacing
- Add bullet points in your text
To add text onto your page, click the text tab on the far left-hand side of the screen.
You can choose from different text types:
- title text, subtitle text, and body text
- textholders (pre-designed arrangement of shapes, colors, and text that you can drop into your designs and customise)
Click or drag any of these into your page. A piece of text can be dropped anywhere on a page, even over photos or grids: it's up to you. Next, click on the text element and use the keyboard to type text or delete text or modify the typeface, colors, and more.
Change text font
The font button displays the current font of the text element. Click to scroll through a menu of all available fonts, each with their name and a preview of the font itself. Click any of the names to change the font of your text element.
Using you own fonts is currently not possible
For simple reasons of copyrights, there is no option for you to upload your own font in Fusion Yearbooks. However, we do have plenty of free fonts to choose from, including serifs, san serifs, scripts, display typefaces, and more! To see all of the typefaces we have available, select any text element and click the typeface button on the far left side of the edit menu.
Please note that new font collections are constantly added to the system.
Change font size
The font size button displays the current size of the text element. Click to scroll through a menu of common font sizes to choose from, or simply type the font size you want and press ENTER.
Format text in all capital letters
On the menu bar look for the Uppercase icon (the icon with "AA") and click on it to format your text in all capital letters.
Fusion will remember how your text was first typed, so if you want to return your text’s original capitalisation, simply repeat the above steps to remove the uppercase style.
Change text color
The font color button appears as a square with the current font color. Click to open a menu of color swatches to choose from, including some of the most recently used. If you would like to use a custom color, click the new color button which is shaped like a plus sign. Click and drag the small circle on the color wheel to choose a new color, and then press Enter or click anywhere in the design pane to change your text to the custom color.
Use different colors in the same text
Using different colors in the same text is currently not supported by our page editor. However, if you want to do it, we suggest that you separate the text boxes with different colors. Here's how:
01. Identify text
Identify which text you want to have a different color. Once identified, highlight the text and press Control and X (or Cut).
02. Add a separate text box
Add a new text box and paste the text you want to have a different color in it.
Change the text color, font size and text box size as you wish.
03. Fix layout
Sometimes, your layout will drastically change when you separate a portion of text to change its color.
To fix the layout, you would have to add more text boxes where you can copy-paste the remaining text in the original color. Feel free to resize the text boxes as needed.
Here are the alignment styles available in Fusion: Left, Center, and Right. Unfortunately Justify is not supported yet. Here's how to format your text alignment:
01. Select a text box
To change the alignment of a text box, click to select it. The a menu bar should appear on top.
02. Click the expand arrow
Click on the Alignment icon (the one with four lines beside the italicise button) to reveal the text alignment styles.
03. Select alignment
The selected text alignment style will have its icon highlighted. To change the text alignment, click on whichever alignment style you like.
Add text in a grid
When you add grids to your design, you can fill each grid space with photos or colors. To add other elements to your grid like text or text-holders you’ll need to add these elements on top of the grid.
To do so, please refer to this article.
Change line height and letter spacing
In addition to adjusting the typeface, size, and color of your text, we have advanced features you can use to alter the feel and flow of your text. Two of these features are letter spacing and line height. Here’s how to use them:
01. Click on a text element
Click on a text element to select it and open its edit menu bar. Click on the button marked Text spacing.
02. Click text spacing
After you click text spacing you’ll see two sliders: the top one for letter spacing and the bottom for line height.
03. Adjust the letter spacing
Letter spacing refers to how close together each individual letter is. Drag the slider to the right to increase the spacing between letters. Drag it to the left to decrease spacing.
04. Adjust the line height
Line height refers to the space between each line of text in a paragraph or block of text. Drag the slider to the right to increase the space between each line of text or drag the slider to the left to bring your lines closer together. Keep in mind that you’ll only see the effect of the line height slider if your text element has multiple lines of text.
Keep in mind that text spacing affects every character in a text element. If you'd like to have different amounts of letters spacing or line height for different words in your text, you'll need to split your text across several text elements.
Add bullet points in your text
01. Select your text
Click on a text element to select it and load the menu bar on top.
02. Click the list button
Click the list button to add a bullet point to the start of every new paragraph in your text element. If you decide you’d like to remove the bullet points later, simply click the list button again.
03. Separate texts into different text boxes
Using the list formatting feature affects all the text in a text element. If you’d like only some of your text to be in a bulleted list, you’ll need to separate your text into different text elements.