Formatted Text Objects

As opposed to the normal text object, with this object, you can also change the formatting of the text within a line.

Formatted Text objects should always be created in the maximum size you want, the object shrinks at print time to the required size. This behavior is particularly useful for linking objects.

Note that Windows converts embedded pictures in Formatted Text Objects (inserted e.g. via the clipboard) to bitmaps. To minimize the file size, we suggest using a picture object directly and linking it to the formatted text – this object supports image compression.

You can force a page break using the PageBreak$() function. A right-click menu provides various formatting options (e.g. Superscript, Subscript).

Figure 13.9: Context menu

Note: Normal text objects can be printed considerably faster. You should therefore only use formatted text objects if you need particular formatting that you cannot achieve - or cannot achieve without difficulty - in normal text objects.