updated on 05 August 2022 | reading time: 5 minutes

Working with text

Advanced text properties

Advanced text settings

In the Advanced Text Settings pop-up panel, you can find tools to enhance typography in Corel Vector.

As with other text properties, its options have an intuitive interface.

To open the panel:

  1. Select the text to activate the  Text Appearance Panel.
  2. Click the icon in the top-right of the Appearance panel.
    Advanced text settings in Corel Vector

Advanced Text panel appears. This panel is divided into three sections:

Advanced text settings in Corel Vector

  1. Typography(1) section to add special effects to text
  2. Text Transform(2) section
  3. List Type(3) drop-down
  4. Paragraph(4) section to control the paragraph attributes

Typography Settings

Typography advanced text settings

Use options under the Typography section to add special effects to the text:

  1. Select Subscript(1) to set the selected text below the baseline.
    Subscript in Corel Vector
  2. Select the Superscript(2) to set the selected text above the ascender line.
    Superscript in Corel Vector
  3. Select the Ligature(3) to make the ligatures available for the specific typeface.
    Ligatures in Corel Vector

    Note: Ligature is a special character that combines two glyphs into a single glyph. It reduces the tension of the narrow white space and eliminates unattractive inclinations between two colliding letters, such as ff, fl, fi for Raleway Regular in the example above.
  4. Select Fractions(4) to apply a special fraction style, created by the type designer.
    Fractions in Corel Vector
Note: Both ligatures and fractions are font-specific and available for only a few typefaces in the Corel Vector Webfont Library.

Transform settings

Use options in this section to change the letter case of the selected text.

Transform text settings in Corel Vector

  1. Select Uppercase(1) to convert all letters to capitals.
  2. Select Capitalize(2) to convert the first letter of each word to capitals.
  3. Select Lowercase(3) to convert all letters to lower case.
  4. Select Small Caps(4) to make small caps from the selected text.

Text transform options example in Corel Vector


Note: Small caps is a typeset where lower-case letters look like clones of upper-case characters. You can apply this option to text in Corel Vector only if the font has this typeset available.

Working with lists

You should organize data to benefit the user. Ordered lists can be a viable way to do this. You can use them to arrange, enumerate or emphasize information.

Lists dropdown

Lists are an essential part of both landing- and squeeze-page design.

Two types of lists in Corel Vector

Corel Vector supports two types of lists:

  1. Bulleted(1) with all kinds of geometrical shapes to mark the start of the paragraph
  2. Numbered(2) with Arabic numerals

To apply one to selected text, open the List Type drop-down to open a panel with three options in each category.

select the list type in Corel Vector

Once applied, Corel Vector displays the type of list in the drop-down.

selected list type

Expand it again to see which of the numbered list options is applied to the selected text passage.

selected list type option

Click None if you want to clear the formatting.

Clear list formatting

List items

Corel Vector renders the list in the same way as traditional text editors:

  1. Click Enter to create a new list item.
    Create a new list item in Corel Vector
  2. Click  / SHIFT + Enterto start a new paragraph within current list item.
    Create a new paragraph within
  3. Click Tab to create a nested list item. Click Enter to start a list items on the same level.
    Create nested list item
    Click  / SHIFT + Tab to return to the level of the parent.
    Return to the parent list level

In Corel Vector, you can have an infinite number of nested list items

infinite number of listed items

Finally to end the list, press Enter twice or   once.

End of the list

Paragraph features

Paragraph features in Corel Vector

The Paragraph section contains two text fields to adjust the spacing between paragraphs of the selected block of text:

  1. Indent(1)
  2. Spacing After(2)

Type a specific number or use        to change the values inside the fields.


Set a numerical value to introduce a space at the beginning of each of the selected paragraphs.

Text indent in Corel Vector

Note: The text shifts horizontally to the right into the left-to-right layout creating a gap on the left. For vertical text layout, the text would be pulled down, creating a gap on top.
The text-indent works for the list items as well.
text indent for list item
You can shift the entire passage or be more selective.
Move List Item individually

Spacing After

Type a numerical value to add additional vertical space between the selected paragraph and the following one.

Spacing after in Corel Vector


Note: Although Spacing After for horizontal text layout introduces vertical space between two paragraphs, it works independently from line spacing.


Allows you to apply language-specific glyph alternatives to text. Those are also known as Localized forms in fonts (locl).

Example: Both text lines in the image below use the same font. The top line uses the default language, the bottom line is set to Bulgarian. Alternative characters are colorized for clarity.

Language specific glyphs

You can change the Language of the text box (or text selection) in the Advanced Text Properties dialog.

Stylistic sets

Allows you to apply glyph alternatives that are included as stylistic sets in the active font.

Example: Both text lines in the image below are using the same font. The top line doesn’t use any stylistic set, the bottom line uses “S01” provided by Pacifico font. Alternative characters are colorized for clarity.

You can change the Stylistic set of the text box (or text selection) in the Advanced Text Properties dialog.

Note: You can use external tools, such as https://fontdrop.info/, to check if the font contains Localized language forms or Stylistic sets and how they look.