Creating the Basic Design Text and Shapes
This book presents OMEGA solutions for basic job design tasks. Whether you need information
about something simple, like drawing a box, or something more complicated, such as working
with connected fonts and special characters, the chapters in this book tell you what you need to
know. In addition, there are many time and money-saving tips included with the information.
This book is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter 8: All About Text, From basic text entry through adding special characters to
arranging the text in the design, this chapter tells all you need to know about OMEGA’s text
Chapter 9: Creating Shapes, introduces you to the Construction toolbar for drawing specific
shapes and the Line tool for freehand drawing.
Chapter 10: Sizing, Slanting, Flipping, and Rotating, shows you how to manipulate part or all
of your design to make the job special for your customer.
Chapter 11: Grouping, Moving, Justifying, and Spacing, deals with arranging more than one
object in the job.
Chapter 12: Measuring and Dimensioning includes Measure Mode, using saved
measurements, and Dimensioning, which can be used to provide positional instruction for the
installation of sign components.
All About Text
You can enter text for the job using three methods - directly on the screen using Text on the
Work Surface (TOWS), in the Enter/Edit Text dialog box, or in the Enter/Edit Small Text dialog
box (for text smaller than .25 inch (.635 cm or 18 points). To start one of the methods, click the
corresponding button in the Text Mode toolbar. To open the toolbar, click and hold down on
the Text tool in the toolbar.
Note: If you make a mistake when entering text, backspace over the error and retype. To change
a large amount of text, highlight it and retype the new text.
To enter text in TOWS
1 Click the TOWS tool to open the TOWS toolbar at the top of the work surface. The
TOWS tool bar is movable and