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Can I add a page with only text to my photo book?

Yes, you can follow these steps to add a text-only page: 

  • Step One: Delete any images (or image placeholders) from the page, by selecting the image and clicking the trash can icon.
  • Step Two: Click the Add Text Block icon located in the corner under the project page. 
  • Step Three: Hover near the edge of the text box to see the handle. Click and drag the handle to resize the text box to fill the page.
  • Step Four: Add the desired text. Inside the Motif text editor you can change the font, size, color, spacing, and alignment of the text.

How to add and delete text 

  1. To add text to your layout, click on the Aa icon in the bottom corner below your project.
  2. A text box will appear on the page along with an editing control panel. 
  3. Click in the text box to enter text. 
  4. Click outside of the box to hide the frame and control panel.
  5. To delete the text box, click the text to reveal the box and control panel.
  6. Click the trash can icon in the lower right corner of the control panel and the text box will disappear. 
  7. Click the Aa icon to create a new text box. Our video demonstration will walk you through the process again. 

How to move text boxes

  1. To move a text box, you can drag and drop the text box to a different location.
  2. The text box can be located above or below an image, to the left or right of the image, or on top of the image.

Alternatively, you can also follow these steps to move the text to a different location.

  1. Click the text directly. A text box will appear on the page along with an editing control panel. 
  2. Within the editing control panel, click the crosshair icon above the trash can icon.
  3. A crosshair icon will appear in your text box. Click and drag this crosshair icon. Your text box will follow the movement to your preferred location. 

How to resize text boxes

  1. To change the size and shape of a text box, move the mouse over the edge of the text box
  2. Once over it, the cursor will turn into a drag handle, and a border line will appear
  3. Click and drag the drag handle, and the border line will follow your movement to indicate the new size and shape of the text box. 
  4. The text inside the text box will automatically adjust its position with the shape of the box.

Please note:

  • Enlarging the size of the text box will allow you more space to write in more text. 
  • Reducing the size of the text box will reduce the space for text. 

How to change text font, size, and color

  1. Click and highlight the text you want to change.
  2. In the control panel, click the “Choose Font Family” box and select the font you prefer. 
  3. Click the “Choose Font Weight or Slant” box to select that font’s available weights and styles. 
  4. To change font size, click the or in the font size box. Or, type in the number, then press return/enter.
  5. To change font color, click and drag to select the text you want to change color. Click on the “Choose Font Color” box to select a color swatch.
  6. Alternatively, you can also select “Custom color” at the bottom to show the color wheel. 
  7. Click on a color. Close the box. Click out of the text box. The text is now in the newly selected color.  

How to adjust horizontal and vertical word spacing

  1. Click and highlight the text you want to change.
  2. In the control panel, click the ↑ or ↓ at the right side of the “Adjust Vertical Line Spacing” box to change line spacing. Or, type in the number here, then press return/enter.
  3. Click the or at the right side of the “Adjust Horizontal Word Spacing” box to change letter spacing. Or, type in the number here, then press return/enter.

How to change text alignment

  1. Align the text to the left, center, or right by clicking one of the top three “Align Paragraph” boxes for horizontal text alignment. 
  2. Position text at the top, middle, or bottom of the text box by clicking one of the bottom three Paragraph boxes for vertical text alignment. 

How to create a text overlay

  1. Overlaying text on an image can create strong, diverse, interesting visual effects, and enhance the overall page layout of your photo project. 
  2. To position text to overlay an image, click the crosshair icon above the trash can icon.
  3. A crosshair icon will appear in the text box. Click and drag the text box to the preferred location. 
  4. Using the drag handles, spread the single photo until it fills the entire page. 
  5. Change the font to a darker color and select a bolder font weight.  
  6. Increase contrast between the photo and text by adjusting and reducing the opacity of the photo.  
  7. Click on the photo to show the image control panel.
  8. Click the “Adjust Image Opacity” icon to slightly reduce the transparency of the image. Click out of the album page. The text is now easier to read over the image.