Working with Your DTP Document Text

Billboards, accounts on Instagram, menus in restaurants, online advertisements, invitations and business cards—it might seem challenging to guess why these disparate notions are listed together here. Usually, people don’t think about how interconnected different phenomena really are. In this case, text content is what allows several types of presenting information to be so unique and attention-grabbing.

Poster designed in Swift Publisher for Mac

To be more exact, letters on their own are just basic blocks for an enthusiast to deliver a message to a particular recipient. However, for those who desire to spread their services or products through divergent channels, it is essential to ensure the text style chosen is correct.

It is hard to argue that content without a certain structure would look simply ugly and non-professional—the level of readability and understanding of the hidden essence of the message would be dramatically reduced.

That’s why we have to discover and master different methods of manipulating text files. Although some of them may seem simple, a lot of experts easily forget about these tips and pieces of advice, focusing more on visual content like images.

Document Layers

It doesn’t matter whether you plan to share your flyers, brochures or other types of files via the internet or create their printed versions—you have to consider which document format will work best. One of the safest and most versatile solutions is PDF. It is accessible from different platforms and is beneficial in terms of size requirements.

What you should know about PDF files is that they contain different layers. Each of them can possess unique features and be rearranged in a necessary way. Designers are able to alter the order of content, making text appear as a background or vice versa. With the help of settings, customers can provide access to the layers’ display or even hide a certain layer, while ensuring its printability.

This functionality will come in handy, for example, when you have to send the file to different departments—it will be another way of sharing notes and important details about the project. For instance, an inquiry to rewrap the text may confuse responsible parties who work only with image content.

DTP Document Layers

Text Tools for Your Mac

When formatting the text on a Mac, users edit the content by placing the objects, using proper text wrapping and choosing the appropriate fonts, lists, alignment and spacing characteristics. For entering text information within the software on an image layout on the Mac, text boxes are commonly used.

What is a text box? In plain English, it is a control bar for text processing. They can be editable and non-editable. The latter will function as a nice element of design for depicting required information.

Text entry boxes will also solve the problem of text rotation. They will enable enthusiasts to work with vertical and circular text features on a Mac. You are welcome to experiment, creating divergent samples for your canvas. Then you will see which format of the text looks better.

Text in the text boxes with different styles and fonts.

What Can I Do with Text?

Texts are not just for sharing information. Over the years, one of their purposes has been to amuse readers in their own way and have a certain impact on them. Well-structured lines and correct alignment for different parts of the text on the Mac will simplify the task for recipients to become acquainted with the message.

By adding spacing between lines or before or after paragraphs, you will add more airiness to the text, making it appear less formal. The combination of different fonts and 3D text styles is a nice method of introducing attention-grabbing tricks in your project’s layout on your Mac.

Book shop flyer design with 3D text

Don’t forget about the change of colors. Black-and-white palettes are standard, but sometimes they don’t promote a successful marriage between letters and images. All of the elements of your document have to be united and interconnected. Just imagine you are a real artist and that each click of a button is a brush stroke.

Consider the right composition for your project’s objects. With the help of document layers, creating an impression with text is a powerful message for your background, so think about unique text and image combinations. Choose the desired orientation for your text content on your Mac, and make sure it leaves a feeling of clarity.

The number of possible actions is close to eternity. The most important thing for any designer is to find a balance between looking for contrast and picky decisions and following the expectations of the brand and its target audience.

It is always nice to have an opportunity to work on different stages of your project within the same program.

That’s where Swift Publisher will become your best friend.