# Scale my Text Object

How do you shrink or resize a text object?

Exactly like any other object, just press "s" and scale it. Then you can press "ctrl+a" to apply scale

You must Scale it. The syntax is below.

s [{[Shift + ]x, y, z} <factor of scale>]

• s initiates the transform. If one moves the cursor to or from the object, it will scale it to the degree that the cursor has moved.
• s [{x, y, z}] scales the object along an axis to the degree that the cursor has moved.
• s [<factor of scale>] scales the object to the factor specified.
• s [{x, y, z} <factor of scale>] scales the object along an axis to the factor specified.

Shift + an axis means you scale on the two axes not specified.

• To whoever downvoted my answer, can they tell me why so I can improve it? Oct 31 '16 at 17:22
• I think it is written in an unnecessarily complex and unclear way for something that is so simple. Oct 31 '16 at 17:25
• @RayMairlot Ok, but when formatting code, it's correct. Oct 31 '16 at 18:14
• But it's not code... Oct 31 '16 at 18:37
• @RayMairlot But it is syntax, which is similar to code. Oct 31 '16 at 18:49