Text in BarTender is added using one of three primary text objects:
- Normal. Single Line text object for short length text that does not require multiple lines.
- Normal Wrapped. Multi-line text objects for text that must be displayed across multiple lines.
- Word Processor - special container object that allows advanced text formatting.
Creating a text object
All objects can be created from the menu bar by selecting Create.
To create a text object click Create>Text. You will notice the icon now displays a dropdown menu for the various text objects types available.
It is possible to click the icon directly instead of proceeding through Create>Text.
Click the type of text object you want to add to your template. You will now notice your mouse cursor has changed icons to show that you have selected a text object to add to your label.
Click at the desired location on the template to add the text object.
By default, new objects will be created with the words "Sample Text". To edit that text simply click inside the green border of the object. Once the words are highlighted, begin typing to change the text.
Using the data edit Tool
A quick alternative way to place text on your BarTender template is to clicking on the data edit tool at BarTender's icon bar and then clicking on an empty space of your template design.
You can now start to enter your text. If you create a single line, a Normal text object will be created. If you place multiple lines of data, it will automatically switch to Normal Wrapped.
Once finished, you can switch between the data edit and the select tool for selecting your objects instead of directly editing their content.