On this page you will find an overview of all parts and functions of the main window of TextImages with a description of the respective function. An explanation of the functions of other program parts of TextImages can be found in the function overview.
The main program is divided into four areas: Text, Font and Format, Margins and Spacing as well as Save. Between these areas, you can switch with the button "Next>>" or you can click directly on the headline of an area. At the top of the main window you can see in the preview how the image would look with the current settings. If you are confident with the look, click on "Create and Save" and the image will be saved with all these settings.
- Text: The first area is called text. In this section you can specify, which text should be written on the image. You can simply write the text in the box in the bottom. Under the box, there are the options, to write all of the text on one image or to write each row on a single image. Depending on whether you want to create multiple images at once or not, you can make your settings here. Instead of a line break, also l can be used. This is especially useful if you want to save each line as a single image, and you want to use line breaks and paragraphs within one of the lines.
- Font and Format: In the second area, you can set the font size, the style, the font, a possible rotation of the image and the colors for the text and the background. Simply select or type the appropriate names and numbers in the boxes and lists. For the color, you can either click on "Select" to select a color with a color dialog or you can use the pipette (eyedropper) for that to pick up a color from your desktop. As a third possibility, you can also write any color in HEX format into the box.
- Margins and Spacing: In the third section, you decide how large the picture should be and what margins and spaces will be used.
- Margins and Spacing > Variable Image Size: With this option the image size is variable and depends on the length of the input text. If the image size should not exceed a maximum value, you can specify a maximum width. If the text reaches this width, it will be wrapped to the next line.
- Margins and Spacing > Fixed Image Size: If the image should always have the same size, you can select this option. You can specify any width or height for the image and the text is simply written on a picture of this size. If you set the appropriate option, the text will be wrapped as soon as it does not fit on the image any more.
- Margins and Spacing > Spaces: Here you can specify how many pixels should be at the top, the down, the right and the left of the text and how many pixels should be between two lines. It can be a good idea to click with your mouse into one of the boxes and to use your mouse wheel to check which size is the best. Please note, that you can also use negative values to get two lines even closer together or to move the text out of the picture.
- Margins and Spacing > Text-Align: Here you can specify whether your text should be aligned left, right or centered.
- Save: In the last section, you can specify a folder, a file name and file format with which the respective images are stored. As file name, you can either choose a fixed name or you can let Text Images create a file name automatically from the text. The options for the automatic file naming can be found on "Options for File Names".
- Save > Options for File Names: If you have enabled the appropriate option, the file names will be generated automatically from the text. In this dialog, you can specify how the names should be created. The basis of the name is always the text that appears on the picture. First, you can decide if you want to change the writing so that only uppercase or lowercase letters will be used. If multiple images would get the same file name, they will be numbered. You can specify the starting point of the numeration. Furthermore you can specify the letters, which are allowed in the file name. All other letters, that are not mentioned in the box, will be deleted or replaced with a different character if you want. With this option, you are able, for example, to ensure that no accents will be used in your file names. Also a maximum length of the file name can be adjusted. If the text is to long, only the first characters will be used for the creation.