How to edit text in Cricut Design Space 2.0


Another Cricut Design Space 2.0 video showing you how streamlined and intuitive the software update has become? YOU KNOW IT.

Here I show you how to edit text (keeping in mind I am NOT a professional user on any scale, just know how to tweak things a bit). 


Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

30 comments:

  1. how do you edit the text after changing the font?

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    1. You just have to select the text and it will bring up the "edit" window like it does before you change the font. Easy peasy!

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  2. Same question as anonymous. I'm not really seeing how to select the text to edit. I've done it by accident so far, but I would like to do one large letter at a time, and change the existing letter, so the settings will already be the same. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi there! You click on the text itself and it brings up the menus on the right hand side. It can be a little laggy (at least on my home computer it is) so sometimes it takes click + wait a couple times before the box populates that allows you to edit text and the side menus pop out. Does that help?

      To do the one large letter at a time, I would use just one letter, edit it to what you'd like with the settings you want, and then once it's selected, hit "copy" either with the button on the top menu or ctrl+c on your keyboard, and paste. It should duplicate the letter exactly and then you can select it and edit it with the new letter using the instructions above. Let me know if you continue to have issues! Good luck and happy crafting!

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  3. Hey! I have the same question as the previous commenters. To try to clear things up...or at least what I think they're asking... Let's say you save a project and you use a name in that project. Then later you want to use the same project and change the name that's already there... Is that possible? If so, I haven't figured it out and I've been using it for a few weeks now. Or do you just hang to enter new text?

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    1. As far as I know, that should definitely be possible. You would open the project, and make any edits/adjustments as you would normally. Are you getting an error message of some kind?

      Again, as far as I know, to edit text you select it and the "text box" will populate which lets you change the letters to whatever you want.

      Are you using a PC or an iPhone/iPad?

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    2. I have a couple of projects saved with text and you cannot change it once it's saved; I've tried. This is ridiculous since you may have a project saved that you wish to make numerous copies of but using different names, numbers, etc.

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    3. I actually contacted Cricut and they told me that once you have printed the text it becomes an image and you cannot edit it. LAME!

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    4. JacQuan Wynn6/25/2016 11:57 AM

      Actually, you can change the text because I just figured it out myself! I'm new to this machine but I just played around with it. First you select all and "detach" everything from the layers tab. Once that is done you can go to the individual text you want to edit, click and unlock padlock at lower left corner of text box and you can hit the red "x" to delete and start from scratch to add new text. It worked for me. Hope this helps someone.

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  4. Lisa I uploaded some free fonts and I chose on of them after I'd written the text. A line came up saying those letters weren't available in that text. Now the edit tab is only bringing up height, width, mirror, etc. No fonts. I can't get it to bring back the fonts list. Is there a trick to that?

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    1. Weird! What font did you use?

      To get the font dropdown again, you will be best off to save your project, refresh your browser and add a new text box. That way the font will default back to Cricut Alphabet and allow you to start using fonts again. Let me know if that works!

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  5. Do you know if theres a way to copy text from Pages into Cricut Design Space?

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    1. You should be able to just “Copy and Paste” text from Pages on Mac into Design Space using ctrl+c and ctrl+v; however, there are some characters that don’t copy over well into Design Space, such as an ellipsis (…) which, though technically three periods, turns into a single character.

      Hope that helps!

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  6. On some videos I see the box around the image or text has 8 points like in craft room. But I cannot make that happen in design space but I have seen others with 8 points. How can I regain this feature? Thank you!!

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    1. In Feburary, Cricut updated Design Space with the larger image handles. By unlocking the aspect ratio (the little lock icon on the left bottom corner of the box), you can still achieve the same results that the extra handles offered. Hopefully that helps!

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  7. I've uploaded some free font but when I select it on cricut design, it completely changes the style and doesn't really look like the font should be. Is there a reason for this?

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    1. That hasn't happened to me before! Weird. What's the extension on the font file? (.ttf or whatever) - I'll dig around and see what I can find!

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    2. That font issue has happened to me multiple times with different fonts- I have turned to using Photoshop to create everything in then import into Design Space. Additionally what other people are asking is - I misspelled a word now I can't edit it to change the spelling. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    3. That's so strange! I haven't had an issues. Hmm. But yes designing and importing is always easy, too!

      You misspelled a word in Cricut or in Photoshop?

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    4. Hi Lisa- In Design Space- let's say I misspelled Sunshine as Senshine- once I have changed the font style I can no longer edit the word to fix my mistake. I have looked and looked for a solution. Please help! Thanks!

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    5. How frustrating! Have you tried double clicking the word and accessing the edit feature from the right hand side menus? Sometimes selecting the word from the side menu can be more helpful too.

      Let me know if that helps (or doesn't make sense)! You can also email me for a quicker response at lisaschensted at gmail.com. :)

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    I've googled and youtubed my question and can't get a clear answer. I'm a Cricut explore air newbie...like a 2-day old newbie ;) Anyway, I was wondering if you know how to change existing text on a card. There's a card I like in design space, but I don't like the existing message. When I hit customize, I'm able to remove the text from the card, but don't know how to replace it with a customized text. Does that make sense? Hope you can help. Thanks, from one nerd to another.

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    1. Hey there!

      Okay, so I think I know what you're asking - and I would suggest hitting customize (like you are!) and select the text by double clicking it. Then, on the right hand side, you should be able to Edit the text. A lot of times the word or phrase are individual letters, so it can be a little putzy, but it should show up over there and you could save the card as a new project for yourself to access later.

      Does that make sense?! Basically - click the text, look for the "edit" on the right sidebar, and adjust from there.

      NERDS UNITE! Happy crafting! :)

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  9. Thank you so much. I couldn't figure this out, and it was driving me nuts!

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  10. Hello Lisa,

    I am also a Cricut newbie with a question around fonts. I have a font that I really like and when I change the layer from a cutting layer to a writing layer the font becomes a stencil. I am wanting the full font to be written on my image, wait is the best way to have the font printed not as a stencil?

    Candice

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    1. Hi Candice! If it's a font you've uploaded and isn't native to design space, that might happen. I'm not sure the full font can be written for thicker fonts, but depending on your project you may be able to go later and fill in the spaces with a pen or felted marker?

      Good luck!

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  11. hi there, watched a video where a man had a rectangular box right over his text .. when the vinyl cut.. so did the box.. he peeled off the box and his word was right under it.. any idea how he did that? the whole point of this is to eliminate waste.. i will try and attach the video to this page

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  12. this is the video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o1SdZ-sybI

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