Formatting

Introduction to formatting

Once design elements – stencils, templates, images and icons – are added to the page, they are called Objects.

The Format Panel is where you customize these objects to apply a distinctive design language to your project.

Most of the Format Panel’s controls are common to all objects, but some controls are specific to individual object-types.

In this section, we will cover both the universal and specific formatting capabilities but, first, let’s take a look at the Format Panel itself.

Format Panel

Go to the Right Sidebar and click the Format Tab. The tab will turn blue, and will open the Format Panel.

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The Format Panel opens automatically when you double-click on non-text stencils or icons.

The Format Panel is divided into Sections with specific formatting controls. The sections are collapsible, so clicking on a section’s name will hide or reveal that section.

The panel will always display the default sections that are common to allmost stencilsobjects: Size & Position, Fills & Strokes, Rounded Corners and Drop Shadow.

Some stencilsobjects come with specific styling capabilities. In this case, the panel will display an additional section with those options.