Text Elements
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From titles to paragraphs, captions and more, text elements are a key part of most UI. Play lets you customize your text while staying within the bounds of technical feasibility. You’re able to edit text in the Element Settings Panel.

In macOS, you can add text to your page, canvas, or selection using the T key.

Placeholder Text & Editing

Use the Text property to type in your own copy. You can also add placeholder copy that will pre-populate the text element with a headline, paragraph, name, or other selected placeholder type. The shuffle button in the context menu lets you shuffle through different copy of the same type.


Using the Type property, you can select the text element’s type style. Type styles include font family, style, size, line height, and letter spacing. Play provides a set of default type styles like Title 1, Body, and Caption, but you can choose to add your own or edit any of the existing Type styles as well.

To add or edit a type style, tap the four circle icon on iOS or open the Styles Panel on macOS.

Users with Pro plans can upload custom fonts from the Add Bar on macOS.


Using the Color property, you can select the text element’s color. You can add a new color style by tapping the property’s four circle icon in iOS or opening the Styles Panel in macOS.


Text elements have horizontal and vertical alignment. You can align the text to the left, center, right, or justified. You can also vertically align the text to the top, middle, or bottom of the text element.

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