Posts in: Text fields

Lists with bullets can be mixed and matched with plain text within the same text frame using {brackets} or even made [optional] in web-to-print templates. More »


Sometimes web-to-print constraints force us to use artistic text frames instead of paragraph text frames (ex. Using text as a PowerClip container). Since our web-to-print auto font resizing option requires overflowing a paragraph text frame, we can’t use this feature with artistic text frames. Here’s a trick explaining how to make artistic text frames resize fonts automatically. More »


A paragraph text frame can be set to to fit as much text in its boundary as entered by user with automatic font resizing. More »


Apart from matching entire paragraph styles in your web-to-print templates, you can also control the style, font, size and position of each character in a text frame individually. This feature gives you many new options to design variable text fields in web-to-print templates. More »


Sometimes the entire line needs to be removed from the web-to-print template if some of its parts are empty and the rest of the text should shift up or down.  It is  done using a single [square bracket. More »


Some objects need to be removed from the your web-to-print template if some other elements are not present. E.g.  a balloon should only show if there is text inside it. More »


Some parts of text may need to appear only if other parts are present. E.g. Ph. shows only if there is a phone number, Fax only if there is a fax number. More »


Leader dots are used to fill in the empty space between tabs and make it visually easier for the reader to connect two parts of the same line. More »


Linked text frames in a web-to-print template allow you to merge multiple text frames into a single input field. This feature allows you to break apart a single input field. The rules for artistic and paragraph text frames are different. More »


Some web-to-print designs require multiple fields reside in a single text frame. It can be done using {curly brackets} and # as the object name in Object Manager to tell the web-to-print engine this text frame has variable fields in it.

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Sometimes web-to-print designs require flexibility and multiple fields within the same text frame.  This can be done using {curly brackets} and field names as the shape name.

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Some texts, like phone numbers, make sense only when the whole string stays together. Breaking the groups of digits into separate lines looks odd and confusing. By using non-breaking spaces and non-breaking hyphens we can force the web-to-print and dynamic imaging engine to keep a string of text together. More »


Here is an additional way of making text fields for user input through the Object Manager, If this does not work in your template try using the  Object Data Manager. More »


Paragraph frames marked as fields retain their formatting with user input. E.g. if paragraph 1 is red and paragraph 2 is blue, they text entered by a user will be formatted red and blue as well. More »


You can turn an Artistic text or a Paragraph text frame into a variable field so the users can input their own text in your web-to-print template. More »


Second a subsequent lines of a text field in a web-to-print template can be aligned to a tabbed position so the user input is automatically aligned the same way. More »


Any text frame can be a variable input field for user input. More »


A text frame can be made a variable filed in a web-to-print template by giving it a name in CorelDRAW Object Manager. There is a number of options, depending on what the variable field is supposed to do. This post gives an overview of available options. More »


Any text frame in your web-to-print template can be turned into one or more variable text fields using Object Manager. More »


Text fields can be “text on path” with user input being placed on the same path. More »


The bullet-proof method of creating bulleted lists is by using CorelDRAW styles. This will ensure a reliable behavior of the lists you’ve incorporated in your web-to-print and dynamic imaging templates. More »


A basic list can be able to contain second level bullets. Since each input field in a text frame can have a special custom style assigned to it, we can use this to set up sub-list styles in our web-to-print and dynamic imaging templates. More »