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Chapter Thirteen. Type > Paragraph Type

Paragraph Type

Q1:Is it possible to convert from regular text to paragraph text? I've created regular text but now would like it to be in a paragraph box. Do I have to start over, or can I convert the text?

A1: With the Type tool (T), Control-click (PC: Right-click) and choose Convert to Paragraph Text in the contextual menu. Or go to the Layer menu and choose Type>Convert to Paragraph Text.
Q2:Is it possible to create a paragraph text box in a specific size? When I click-and-drag with my Type tool to create a paragraph text box, I'd like to make it a specific size. Can I?

A2: The manual method would be to watch the Info palette as you drag with the Type tool (T). Another method would be to hold down Option (PC: Alt) and click on the image where you want the top-left corner of your paragraph box. A dialog will appear in which you can enter the specific dimensions. Note: It may default to points, but you can use any unit of measurement simply by typing— for example, “2.5 in” to use inches rather than points.
Q3:How do I convert paragraph type to regular (point) type?
A3: From the Layer menu, select Type>Convert to Point Text, or with the Type tool (T) active Control-click (PC: Right-click) on the Type layer's name and choose Convert to Point Text in the contextual menu.


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