The Template Content Card(Text)


10. Go to tools menu.Pick the browse tool.(hand)
11.Go to Edit menu.Click on New Card.

(This is going to be your template card.) Your content template is going to have text, pictures and buttons.We are now going to add two text objects,one for the page title and one for the body of text.
12.Go to Objects menu.Click on Add a text object.Depending on the version of Hyperstudio you may have to click on OK.

13. You will see a "marching ants" rectangle. Drag this to suit a text box for the page title…(Textbox1)
14.When you're happy with the position and shape click outside the "marching ants". A text dialogue box will appear.

(Insert texta.jpg) Select your text and background colours.Note: If children are selecting these colours make sure they pick contrasting colours so that the print will be visible !! Another thing to think of here is whether you want to make good printouts….if so then pick light backgrounds !Click out the x in draw scroll bar and scrollable(you don't need these in a title.)
15.Click on STYLE button in text dialogue box.A font dialogue box comes up.


16.Now pick your font,size and style of lettering for this text box.Again some fonts that would be suitable for titles are not suitable for the text body. The title should also be aligned for center….but make sure the text body is aligned to left.Click OK in the fonts dialogue.Click OK in the Text appearance dialogue box.You should now have a text box for the title and the cursor should be flashing in the center. Save the stack in the file menu. Use "save" not "save as"

17. Now we will add the body text box.Go to Objects menu.Click on Add a text object.
18. You will see a "marching ants" rectangle. Drag this to suit a text box for the page text…(Textbox2)
19.When you're happy with the position and shape click outside the "marching ants". A text dialogue box will appear.Select your text and background colours.Pick scrollbar and scrollable if you wish.
20.Click on STYLE button in text dialogue box.A font dialogue box comes up.


21.Now pick your font,size and style of lettering for this text box.Make sure and pick a suitable font for content text.The size will depend on the ages of pupils etc. This time make sure the text is left aligned.Click OK in the fonts dialogue.Click OK in the Text appearance dialogue box. Save the stack in the file menu. Use "save" not "save as"


Your template card should now look like this:

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