Change text properties after initiating text box
To speed up typing, I believe it would be highly beneficial to change the way text properties can be changed.
Currently, when i select my type tool and initiate a text box/field, if I want to change the current text properties, I'd have to begin typing, deselect/highlight my text, change my properties, then i can continue on.
Alternatively, I think it would be handy to be able to initiate a text field and before having to type, be able to change the properties of the text you will then type.
Jan van den Berge commented
Please fix this.
Please solve this, we need simplicity!
Siddhant Shukla commented
This issue hasn't been solved yet. Adobe please fix this
Siddhant Modi commented
It's painful to work in XD with type. There are other formatting issues as well.
Siddhant Modi commented
When press ctrl + b or ctrl + i and start typing, it has no effect. These shortcuts only work if I select a pre-typed text and then use the shortcuts.
Similarly if I select a font weight from the font weight menu and start typing, the weight automatically changes back to what it was earlier. It also only works if I select a pre-typed text and then change weight from the menu.
I expect the font weight to remain what I set it as before I start typing, and not change automatically. Also, I expect the ctrl + i and ctrl + b to change selected font weight when I press them without selecting any text. The current behaviour is very annoying, counterintuitive and inconvenient. I hope you fix it at the earliest.
YES! please fix this Adobe team !!
Currently the type tool retains the previous fill color and cannot be changed before typing, which is fine.
But the font color needs to be changeable before or while typing.
Why is this valuable to you:
While roughing out a design I use mostly white and gray colors. If I draw a white shape and then go to put text down I can't see the text or even find it.
Keeping the previously retained color fill is fine, I just need to change the color to see what I am typing without clicking away, reselecting it, changing the fill, then go back to the type tool to add or edit the text.
Currently I keep a gray square, next to my workspace, just to select before I place rough text.
Right now if you start the text, click the fill color, and reclick to start typing it reverts to the previous fill.
If you start the text, select a color, and hit ESC it keeps the color selected, but reverts as soon as you type a letter.