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EnviroInsite allows user to enter simple text strings and define their format properties. By default, text are drawn using a background mask. The background mask, an outline drawn around each text character, enhances the visibility of the text object when displayed over busy backgrounds such as aerial photos. Select Draw > Text from the main menu to open the Text dialog box. Edit the text properties and format as desired and click the OK button to save changes.




Properties Tab




Text String – Enter text string to be displayed.


Location – Enter text insertion point coordinates.


Moveable – Check to allow text string to be moved in the view by dragging the string with the mouse.


Document Time Line

Use Document Time Line – Check to make image visible only when the specified date falls within the active date range in the document time line.

Date – Enter date for comparison to document time line.






Height – Enter text height in real-world coordinates.


Rotate – Specify text rotation about insertion point in degrees counter-clockwise.


Text Style – Specify text style. Text styles are defined as document properties.


Color – Select text color.


Horizontal and Vertical Alignment – Select text string's horizontal and vertical alignment relative to the insertion point.


Mask – The background mask is an outline around each character to enhance the visibility of text strings drawn over busy background images.

Color – Select background mask color.

Offset – Specify the mask width, expressed as a fraction of the specified text height.