The text entry dialog allows you to define a few properties of adding text to your diagram:
- How shapes grow when you add text
- The gap or margin between the text and the edge of a shape
- How the Enter key works
- Spell check
- How to enter text editing mode
Text Sizing Rules
There are three different ways shapes can grow as you add text.
Horizontally and Vertically
This is the default for most shapes. As you enter text, the shape will grow and maintain its proportions.
This is the default for background text objects and the text that appears below or above image objects and symbols. New text is added on the current line. New lines occur only when the Enter Key is typed.
Text "wraps" within the width of the shape, like a word processor does when the text reaches edge of the page. The shape grows vertically as new lines are added.
Text Entry Options
The "Text Editing Behavior" section allows you to set whether a single-click or a double-click on a shape opens it for text editing, or whether it can be opened for text editing at all.
The default behavior is double-clicking a shape will open it for text editing. In this setting, a single click is used to move and select them. The exception to this rule is shapes that contain tables that normally require only a single click to begin editing.
Sometimes it is useful to require a single click for editing normal shapes. This is intuitive for any shape where you want text-entry to feel like filling out a form.