Text objects can be easily created using Text Command or Insert Text Tool, or by dragging an object from the Algebra View to the Graphics View. Another way for advanced users (described below) is typing into Input Bar directly.
- Static text
- does not depend on any mathematical objects and is usually not affected by changes of the construction.
- Dynamic text
- contains values of objects that automatically adapt to changes made to these objects.
- Mixed text
- is a combination of static and dynamic text. In order to create a mixed text you may enter the static part of the text using the keyboard (e.g. Point A =). Then, click on the object whose value you want to display in the dynamic part of the text.
Input via Input Bar
Texts can also be created using the Input Bar. In this case the syntax, which seperates the dynamic and static parts, is to be considered.
|This is static text
|Dynamic text (if point A exists)
|"Point A = " + A
|Two-part mixed text using the value of point A
|"a = " + a + "cm"
|Three-part mixed text using the value of number a