Learn how you can use the Text tool on your Miro boards!
In this article:
- Adding and editing text
- Bulleted and numbered lists
- Copying text and style
- Spell check
- Frequently asked questions
Adding and editing text
There are 3 simple ways to add Text to the board:
- Select Text on the toolbar or press T on your keyboard, click anywhere on the board and start typing.
- Drag and drop a text widget from the toolbar right to the board.
- Click anywhere on the board and drag your cursor holding the left mouse button.
The Text tool on the toolbar
Formatting options are available while you are typing, and whenever the text box is selected. You can choose the text font, text box colour and opacity, align text left or right, change font size, highlight etc.
✏️ Text boxes have a limit of 6,000 symbols. The limit includes spaces and all style changes in code, so text formatting may decrease the number of symbols you can input.
Text formatting options
To edit text or change the formatting partly, double-click it when using Select, or click it once when using Text.
Editing a part of a text line
You can also use the following text formatting shortcuts:
- Ctrl + B (for Windows), Cmd + B (For Mac) - bold
- Ctrl + I (for Windows), Cmd + I (For Mac) - italic
- Ctrl + U (for Windows), Cmd + U (For Mac) - underline.
There are two ways you can change the text size: on the context menu or by dragging the white dot.
Changing text size
To resize a text box, drag its left or right border.
Changing the size of a text box
To rotate text, drag the arrow icon.
Rotating a text box
You can create customized links in text boxes either via Insert link option on the context menu or Link to option on the three-dots menu:
Attaching URL link to the text
Bulleted and numbered lists
Bulleted and numbered lists help break up large blocks of text easier to grasp and make key information stand out. To start a bulleted or numbered list, type a dash or a number and press the spacebar. You are able to convert any text that you entered into a bulleted or numbered list by using the List type tool in the menu. Feel free to customize your lists and make them multilevel:
Creating a multilevel list
Copying text and style
Copy and paste text from other boards and third-party applications using Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V (for Windows) or Cmd+C/Cmd+V (for Mac) shortcuts. Learn here how you can select multiple objects on the board.
You can also quickly apply a particular style to all shapes or text boxes on the board. To copy and apply formatting, use the shortcuts Ctrl/Cmd + Alt+ C and Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + V or buttons in the context menu.
Copy and paste style
Please note, formatting cannot be copied from third-party applications. The only exception here is bulleted and numbered lists.
Miro Desktop app has an inbuilt spellchecker. If you’re using a browser, Spell check will be supported in Miro if it is supported in the browser. Make sure to enable Spell check in the browser settings.
- For Chrome, please open browser settings > Advanced > Languages > enable Spell check.
Frequently asked questions
- How to add text to a connection line?
- Please see how you can add text to lines here.
- Can I change the border colour of a text box?
- No, this option is not available now. You can change the border colour of shapes.
- I don't see all the formatting options when I click a text box. Why?
- Please note that the formatting options listed in the article are not supported in full for other text tools (shapes, Mind Map, cards, etc.). Besides, please make sure to switch to the select mode.
- How to move a text box?
- Switch to the select mode, click the text box, and drag it. Please make sure that it is not locked.
- Can I change formatting of all text boxes on the board at once?
- Yes. Select all objects on the board (you can use Ctrl + A for Windows or Cmd + A for Mac), filter text, and change formatting.
Changing formatting of multiple text boxes