Miro is the virtual whiteboard app that makes remote collaboration a truly visual experience. This app is especially great for mind mapping and brainstorming, allowing teams to write ideas and edit boards together. Needless to say, the text option is a must-have feature for anyone who uses Miro.
Read on to find out how to add text to the Miro Pad regardless of your device. You’ll learn all the features that the text tool has to offer and how to solve common issues like what to do when you can’t type or how to disable spell checking.
Ways to add text in Miro
You can add text to a Miro board in several ways. Here are the most popular ways:
The primary way to add text in Miro is to use the Text tool. Find this tool in your toolbar and start typing right away. You can access formatting options as you type or later by clicking on your text. The text you add using the text tool will be in a text box.
Besides the custom text tool, there are several other ways to add text to your Miro board. Sticky notes, for example, were primarily created with text in mind. You can find the Sticky Note option in your toolbar. You can start writing as soon as you place the sticky note, and Miro will automatically format the text to fit the note.
The cards offer a lot of options in Miro. You can find it in your toolbar or by clicking the three dots at the bottom of your toolbar. Cards are used for more than just text – adding tags, setting deadlines, assigning a team member to the card, etc. They are like a more advanced version of Sticky Notes. The only downside is that you won’t be able to format the text inside the card the way you want.
Shapes and lines
You can also enhance shapes and lines with text in Miro. After placing the shape, the cursor will indicate that you can start writing. Similarly, when you select a solid font, the Format menu will allow you to add text by clicking “+T”.
Miro is available for many devices, from desktop computers to phones and tablets. Here’s how to use the text tool on many of these platforms.
How to add text in Miro on PC
You can use Miro on your PC directly from your browser and by downloading the desktop application from a file Miro site. However, Miro works perfectly in most browsers. You can expect Some limitations Only if you are using one of the less popular browser options. However, these restrictions will not affect the text tool in any way.
Here’s how to use Miro’s text tool on PC:
- Run your desktop application or log in to Mero website.
- Create a new board by clicking on “+ new board”.
- Choose the “T” tool in the toolbar or press “T” on your keyboard.
- Click anywhere on your canvas and type away.
Text formatting options will be available as long as your text box is selected. The Format menu offers several customization options:
- Change the font, text size and style to your liking
- Adjust the alignment of your text
- Create bulleted or numbered lists
- Handle the color and background of your text
- Recolor parts of the text by selecting the parts first
- Add a border or background to your text box
In general, collaborators can edit each other’s contributions to the Miro board. You can lock your text box so that no one moves or deletes it by mistake. Simply click on the lock icon in the format menu.
How to add text in Miro on iPhone
To start using Miro on your iPhone, download the Miro app from the Apple App Store. To add text using the app, follow these steps:
- Run the application and create a new board.
- Find the “T” tool in the toolbar at the top of the screen. Press the three dots to access the hidden tools.
- Click anywhere to start typing.
How to add text in Miro on Android device
Miro is also available for Android devices at Google Play Store. Adding text on Android will involve the same steps on iPhone:
- Open the Miro app and create a panel.
- Click on the toolbar at the top to find the “T” tool.
- Tap your screen to type.
Note: While you can access Miro from your mobile browser, this platform does not offer the same features. In the mobile browser version, you will not be able to type text or edit panels.
How to add text in Miro on iPad
The iPad is one of the best devices to get the most out of Miro. You can get the Miro app for iPad at Apple App Store.
- Run the app and add a new panel.
- Look for the “T” tool in the toolbar on the side as you would on the desktop.
- Your keyboard will appear, and you can type your text.
However, Miro on the iPad is especially great because you can use the Apple Pencil with the interface. Instead of typing with the keyboard, you can simply use the pencil to enter your text. Choose the Pen tool from the toolbar to add your handwritten notes, or let Sticky Notes copy your writing right away.
Additional questions and answers
Is there a text limit in Miro?
The text box in Miro may contain up to 6000 characters. On the other hand, Sticky Note can contain 3000 characters. Remember that this includes all symbols and also hidden formatting encoding for text boxes. Just create a new text box or Sticky Note if you’re running out of space.
Can I import my fonts into Miro?
Currently, Miro does not allow custom fonts. However, you can choose from up to 27 fonts offered in the app. In addition, you can customize the color and style of most fonts to your liking.
Type text in Miro on any device
Miro makes brainstorming an enjoyable visual process. Create eye-catching mind maps and efficiently add text to your board on any device. Go beyond the text tool and take advantage of other features to their fullest potential.
What is your experience with Miro? Have you already tried all these great tools on your collaboration boards? Tell us in the comments.