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[Text]-How to insert a text box directly with a character style previously saved?

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Jan 09, 2020

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I got a question about XD for you, regarding something that is very boring. Every time I wanna insert a new text box on XD, I have to create the text box, type a text and then, only after I typed my text, I'm able to apply a character style from the ones I have on the assets panel. The problem is that XD saves in its memory the last text size I used last, and sometimes it's a big size, so every time I have to reduce text size to fit in the bounding box, so it's an extra work.

 

Is there a way to insert a text directly from a character style, without having to type a text before and only then applying a character style? It would be so much time saver if I could insert a text right from a character style already saved on my assets panel. I tried to double-click or dragging and drop a character style to my artboard to see if XD would create a text box exactly with that character style settings, but it didn't work.

 

It's always an unnecessary work having to firstly add a text box, insert any text and after apply a style. Have you got bored with that thing too or it's just me?? 😢

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[Text]-How to insert a text box directly with a character style previously saved?

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I got a question about XD for you, regarding something that is very boring. Every time I wanna insert a new text box on XD, I have to create the text box, type a text and then, only after I typed my text, I'm able to apply a character style from the ones I have on the assets panel. The problem is that XD saves in its memory the last text size I used last, and sometimes it's a big size, so every time I have to reduce text size to fit in the bounding box, so it's an extra work.

 

Is there a way to insert a text directly from a character style, without having to type a text before and only then applying a character style? It would be so much time saver if I could insert a text right from a character style already saved on my assets panel. I tried to double-click or dragging and drop a character style to my artboard to see if XD would create a text box exactly with that character style settings, but it didn't work.

 

It's always an unnecessary work having to firstly add a text box, insert any text and after apply a style. Have you got bored with that thing too or it's just me?? 😢

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2020

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Hi joaogdesigner,

We understand your frustation, In XD drag and drop is for only components from assets panel, if you want to use different character style to each text box, in that case you can create  master file( source file)  of different charcter style , differentr font size and add it to assets panel, wherein this source file you can use it multiple times by linking .

 And if you want avoid this (It's always an unnecessary work having to firstly add a text box, insert any text and after apply a style) here is the link , Adobe XD : Feature requests, https://adobexd.uservoice.com/ and get voted!.

 

Regards, 

Ashwini M Hiremath

 

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Jan 10, 2020

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Posted it on User Voice right now.

 

I didn't understand about "master file" and adding it to the assets panel.

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Jan 11, 2020

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Before closing this entire topic, I have another question regarding text boxes. All text boxes have on theirselves an exact minimum height value associated internally in XD, I mean, for each text box (paragraph text boxes), there is a height that if you define a lower height value than that, your text's last line gets hidden. When you use a plugin like "lorem ipsum", after you insert a lorem ipsum content, that plugin adjusts that text box to match that exactly minimum height. So, is there a way to make a text box (boundary frame) with the exactly height that is enough to match our piece of text?

 

I'm asking that question because it allows us to adjust the gaps between a block and another one to have a real notion of distance, so when we go to code css, all distance values between our page boxes will be more accurate and therefore we won't have to just rely on our eyes.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 13, 2020

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The feature request for the auto-height text area:

https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/15059682-text-area...

 

I use Text Toolbox plug-in, which lets you adjust the text area height.

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Jan 13, 2020

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Thanks for letting me know that there's already a feature request on that subject. I will try the plugin, thanks also for recommending it. Could you clarify what is that "master file" the other user mentioned? I didn't get about it.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi joaogdesigner,

Master file is nothing but the source file having components, colors and charcter style and add it to the assets panel, you can link( through the "+" button in the assets panel) this file to the another new file called consuming document, where you can use components , and can apply colors, and Character style mulitple times instead of  creating multiple times.

regards, 
Ashwini M Hiremath

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