Multi-Column Text

Newspapers, magazines, and some books may use multi-column layouts. And although Photoshop does not support columns, Customer's Canvas does. Customer's Canvas can load and render multi-column text blocks, define a number of columns in a text layer, or provide a user with the ability to change it.

To add a multi-column text to a template create a rich text layer and insert the <TCC_x> marker to the layer name, where x is the number of columns to divide text into. For example, the <TCC_2> marker divides the text into two columns. It should not confuse you that columns are not displayed in Photoshop - it does not support columns.

Setting up a multi-column text in a template.

When the template is loaded into the editor, the columns are displayed and the number of columns can be changed. Columns are automatically resized when the width and/or height of the text block are changed. The size of any column cannot be changed manually.

A multi-column template loaded into the editor.

To prevent a user from changing a number of columns use the <TACCC_f> marker. If you want to create a standard (rich) text layer, but provide a user with the ability to convert it to multi-column use the <TCC_1> marker. Also when a user adds a new rich text layer to a product, the layer has one column by default.

The gutter (the gap between columns) has fixed size of 10px.

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