Are you just starting out in Cricut Design Space? The text design options are awesome! Here’s How to Edit Text in Cricut Design Space with the text editing panel. This post contains affiliate links, which, when purchased through, add no extra cost to the consumer but help support this site to bring more Cricut related tutorials.
With the newest version of Cricut Design Space, editing text in the program couldn’t be easier! The text editing options allow users to create the perfect text for their special project. There are several options that pop up in the text editing panel, and knowing what each one does allows users to make the most of their text editing. Let’s take a look at all the text editing panel choices and how to edit text in Cricut Design Space.
Do you learn better via video tutorials? I’ve created one to accompany this blog post. See it below. Or continue reading to check out the options in text version.
To edit text, first you must create the text. Begin by opening up Cricut Design Space and then a “New Project.” Click the “T” on the left hand panel. A blank box will appear. Type your text into the box. Cricut Design Space will populate the text in a default font. Now, it’s time to edit it!
Changing the Font Type
Click the “Font” option to change the font type. The fonts are broken down into “System” fonts and “Cricut Fonts.” Cricut Fonts are ones that are available via Cricut Design Space. Some are available for free, others are available with a Cricut Access Subscription, and others require an additional charge. System Fonts are those that Cricut Design Space pulls from your computer. These include fonts that you may download from another source (my favorite font source for downloading fonts is Hungry JPEG). You may also filter fonts to include those with a writing style (for a hand-lettered look) or single layer fonts or multi-layer fonts. Once you have found a font that you like, click on it to view the text in that particular font. If you are happy with the choice, continue on. If not, continue searching until you’ve found the perfect font. Finding the best font for my project usually takes me a while!
Changing the Font Style
The Font Style option allows users to use their preferred font in regular, bold, italics, or writing style. HOWEVER, not all of these options will appear for every font. The style choices will be different according to what is available for that font.
Changing the Font Size
Use the Font Size option to make the text larger or smaller. If you do not know the exact number to re-size the font, don’t forget that you can always make the text larger or smaller using the arrow on the bottom right of the text box, too.
Changing the Space between Letters
Did you know that you can alter the space between letters in Cricut Design Space? This is an awesome feature that prevents users from having to type and space each letter individually. Use the Letter Space option to make the space between each individual letter larger or smaller.
Changing the Space between lines of text
This option works when there is more than one line of text in the text box, as shown in the photo above. Use Line Space increase or decrease the space between the lines of text. This only works for lines within the same text box.
Changing the Text Alignment
With the Text Alignment option, users can align text to the left, right, or center of the text box. Keep in mind that this does not align text within the entire project itself, just within the text box.
Advanced Text Tools
The Advanced button allows for ungrouping the text. The “Ungroup to Letters” allows user to ungroup the text to individual letters. The “Ungroup to Lines” allows the user to ungroup the text to individual lines. This option only works if there is more than one line of text in the text box. If you are using a multi-layer font, then you may also have an “Ungroup to Layers” option available. Once lines or letters have been ungrouped, users can edit and manipulate those letters or lines independently. I use the Advanced option many times to ungroup lines of text. Oftentimes, I will have designed something in a text box and then decide that I wish to move the bottom line of text somewhere differently. The “Ungroup to Lines” comes in handy for this. I use the “Ungroup to Letters” when curving text.
The Curve Text Icon is a long awaited addition to the text editing panel in Cricut Design Space. I’ve created a post and video to demonstrate how to use this awesome new feature. Read more about it in Curving Text in Cricut Design Space.
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Anna Marie McDowell says
Can you change the font type in an existing project? I have some text saved and now I would like to print it again in a different font. Hate to keep recreating the same phrase just to see it in a different text
You should be able to if you go back into the project and edit it.
Morgan Poston says
Do you have any tips to make the text field available? It is greyed out in my Design Space.
Did you click the “T” on the left hand panel? That should open the text box and make the text options available.
Kelly WAUGH says
How did you get back into the text box? I can’t figure out how to open the text box back up so that I can add more text. When I click on the T it only opens up a new text box not the one I want to add text to.
Are you able to click the text section for it on the right hand panel?
Peggy Compton says
I have the same problem