So let us get ready for the text tool by creating a layer and we will add our text to that layer. Now I have actually got layer one left behind since we did not use that for our import. So I am just going to drag that all the way up to the top of the stack up here and we will reuse it by naming it our title content.
And next, we can use our text tool and we can add our title. Now, we have been working with all these robot graphics because we are going to be building a website for a fictitious robot production company. So let us use our text tool to set up the name of our company which is going to be T-squared robots. Now, I am just going to zoom in a little bit so we can see what we are doing here. And you will notice, as soon I select the tool we have got properties down here representing what kind of text we are going to be making. Just like a lot of the other tools we have been using.
Now, most of the properties are probably familiar to you. We have got a font setting, we have got sizes and colors, and we can set all those up before hand we will use all those settings in creating our text. Now, I am just going to choose a font size that is a little bit bigger by typing in let us say, 20 points. We will stay with my Neuropol font that we got from photospin.com and installed earlier and I will set the color to black, and will to use our text tool over right here in the white background. And we have been making all of these robot graphics because we are creating a flash website for the TT robot company. So let us just type the title right here.
Now, I am just going to click and we can start typing. Now the first thing we can see is when you just click with this tool, it creates a text field that you can just type into and it simply expands out in one direction. This is what I like to a call line text because we are not going to get any wrapping in this text field unless we actually hit the return key.
Now, we can also use the same tool to create wrapping text by clicking with the tool and this time, dragging out a field of certain size. Now, I am going to put on our company’s tagline which is Personal Robots for the 21st Century. Now, you can see as I am typing, once I hit the end of that wrapping barrier, it is going to automatically set my text up to wrap around and fill the textbox creating new lines as needed. To change the wrapping in the text field, I simply need to grab this square icon in the upper right corner and we can move it around and change the wrapping length of the field. Now, if we see that square icon for a wrapping text field, if I click my cursor into the line text field, you will notice that the icon is round.
Now, this is not a huge difference between the two fields. You can actually switch from wrapping to a line or line to wrapping by manipulating this icon. If I just drag on the circle icon, you can see that it becomes wrapping text field, and to convert this back to a line text field, I can just double click on the square and you can see that it changes back to a circle and resizes itself appropriate to the text inside the field.
Now I actually wanted both of these fields to be single lines so I am just going to double click on this icon at the upper right corner and we will convert that into a line text as well. Now once we got a text inside of a field, we could change the text just by selecting it with a text tool. I am going to drag over all the characters that I want to change and modifying any of the properties. Now for our title, I actually want it in the black box above so I am going to switch the color to white and you can see that it will change all of the characters to white. I am going to make it a little bit larger and then maybe going to switch the font. We have our Neuropol font but we also have a bolded version of this font which is called Neuropolitical. And there our title is a little bit bolder.
Now if I want to move this around, I am just going to simply switch over to my selection tool. You can see that our text field gets this blue border indicating selection now, instead of th