Working with Text
There are essentially 2 ways to add Text to your diagrams.
Click on the Text Element Button (from the Main Toolbar) and click anywhere on the drawing canvas to start typing. When you're done, hit the TAB key to commit your Text or ESC to Cancel.
The Text Edit Toolbar appears under your Text each time you enter Text Edit mode. This is where you can format text, position text elements, add hyperlinks, etc. We love our contextual Text Edit toolbar and we hope you enjoy using it. Here's a button-by-button run down of the Text Edit Toolbar.
Text Formatting buttons
The first two fields of the first row lets you set the font type and the font size. We currently support a fine list of open fonts.
Text Color Button
The third button of the first row lets you set a text color. Click on the button and select a color from the color palette that appears.
Text Position button
The final button in the top row is the text position button. Use it to set the relative position of the text field to its parent shape.
More Text Styling buttons
The first few buttons in the bottom row lets you add more text styles. Use them bold, Italic or underline your text. Use the fourth button to align text and the fifth button to add bullet points.
Word Wrap button
The sixth button on the bottom row is the Wrap Text button. Text in Creately is wrapped within the object by default. Click this button to unwrap text
Wrapped Text (default mode)
Create Hyperlinked Text button
The final text field on the Text Edit Toolbar lets you create hyperlinks to external web locations. This is great for Sitemaps and Wireframe Mockups. Simply enter any web URL (e.g. http://creately.com) to create hyper-linked text and hit TAB to commit your change.
Tip Video: Text Features For Shapes and Lines