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You can use any of the four variations of the tool to create paragraphs of text in this fashion. Refer to the previous three tips for descriptions of how to use these tools to create single lines of text.

After you release the mouse or enter height and width values into the Text Box Size dialog box, you'll notice a bounding box is visible around the outside edge, as shown in Figure 7-3. This box is similar to the bounding box that appears around selections after you choose Edit | Free Transform, because it also contains anchor points that can be dragged to transform the size and shape of the paragraph. Click and drag any of these anchor points to transform the box.

A plus sign like this within the bottom right anchor indicates that there is more text that can't —fit inside the bounding box

A plus sign like this within the bottom right anchor indicates that there is more text that can't —fit inside the bounding box

Figure 7-3 The shape of this bounding box can easily be edited to change the display of the text on the canvas.

TRY IT You can use the many options available to the Type tool to edit paragraphs of type. For example, to specify the alignment or justification options for the paragraph, or to add space above or below the paragraph, choose Window I Paragraph to display the Paragraph palette. To increase or decrease the space between the lines of text within the paragraph, choose Window I Character to display the Character palette, and then adjust the leading.

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