Editing Text in Piktochart Visual

Here are instructions on adding a text box as well as editing text within your visual.


Adding a Text Box

Here are the steps to add in a text box: 

 Click on the  Text section in the Toolbar on the left:

 Click on any of the  text box types on the top of the section:

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 You can  click-and-drag the box to anywhere on the canvas and  double-click on the text box to edit the text:

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Editing the Text Box

You can change the properties of a text box easily. You can now also change some properties of a single word or selection within a text box.

First, double-click to edit the text. Then, select a font. You can scroll to view all of your choices. Most fonts, but not all, will offer Bolded, Italicized, and Underlined options, as well.

Next, you can choose the font size. Scroll to choose a number, or enter the font size and hit enter on your keyboard to see the changes on your canvas

To change the color of your text box's contents, click inside the box, and then click on the Paint color tool icon located in the top toolbar. You can change the color by choosing a default color, pasting a hex code, or clicking the '+' sign under "Recent Colors" to choose from a color slider and color wheel. Click anywhere outside of the color tool to set the color.

You will notice the handlers at the sides of your text box. Simply drag the corner boxes on the left or right to adjust its size according to your needs.

You can align your text box with an image or icon with the vertical or horizontal orange alignment guidelines using the instructions found here.

To apply a style, size or color to multiple text boxes, hold shift on your keyboard while clicking on all of the text boxes you wish to change.

Rich Text Editor

Our Rich Text Editor allows you to customize your text in a number of ways.

There are two types of functions released in this update:


The ability to format a selected letter, word, or phrase within a text box, as opposed to the entire text box, and a new underline tool

New abilities applicable to an entire text box: bullet points, letter spacing, and line-height

These text customizations are available in the properties bar at the top of the editor, and after selecting a text box, several text boxes (by clicking on them while holding the shift key), or a single word or phrase.

Formatting a single word or selection

First, select a single character, word or phrase and customize your text color, or make it bold, italicized or underlined Please note that the font size or font family only applies to the whole text box.

Adding bullet points

Choose the text box you wish to have in a bullet-point list. You can either have points pre-written or add items line by line; hitting the return key to add another bullet point item on the list.

Then click the bullet point tool in the properties bar. After entering all your bullet point items, hit return twice after a bullet point item to allow for more space in between points. Or, use the new line-height tool as explained below!

To change the color of your bullets to match your text after adding bullet points, select the text box and select the desired color.

Letter Spacing

You may want your letters to be more spaced out than what is already provided by default in the editor. This could apply when you want the letters to S T R E T C H across the page, for example. Select the text box you wish to customize, and then you can choose the spacing according to your needs, on a scale of 1 to 50, using the first slider in the Line Setting tool.

Line Height

You can adjust the spacing between lines of text within a text box up to 5 lines after each line. Select the text box to which you wish to apply this function, then choose the line height spacing using the second slider in the Line Setting tool.


Currently, we don't offer a way to add in superscript or subscript, however, this can be done manually by creating a new textbox and positioning it as desired.

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