I would really like to be able to use outline text (highly contrasting colors that would be readable against any background)
You can have kind of an outline if you use a shadow with “Offset” set to zero:
- select the text object you want to have an outline for
- open the “Title” options panel on the right
- click on “More…” button right next to the “Formatting” options, you will get a popover window which gives you options to setup the text shadow
- set the offset to “0 pt” and play with the “Softness” to make it as sharp es possible but bold enough. (“Angle” doesn’t matter since you set the offset to zero)
Does this work for you?