In the Visual Designer there are two types of text shapes: free form and fixed form.
The Text shape in the bottom left shapes panel is the free form text. The Abc-shape in the bottom left shapes panel is the fixed form.
On the screenshot below you see how the aspect ratio of the free form text can be changed. Just by dragging one of the red shape selection dots, you will change the form of the shape.
The free form examples are on the left and the fixed form examples are on the right.
To change the font family, font-size and font style (italic) or font weight (bold), just use the Inspector Text attributes panel of the Inspector.
To change the fill color and stroke color (i.e. border) of the container area around the text, or to change the fill color, stroke color and opacity of the text itself, just use the Inspector Color attributes panel of the Inspector.
To release or fix the aspect ratio of the text shape, toggle the aspect ratio checkbox in the Shapes attributes panel of the Inspector.
Screenshot of the Visual Designer with the two types of text shapes.
Screenshot of the Text attributes panel to change the text attributes of selected shapes.
The free form text shape (Text) does NOT respond to font size. The fixed form (Abc) text shape does!