There is a Properties area in this dialog box that is empty. Is there a way to populate it with pproperties, to be used in composite text?
Which dialog are you describing? I just took a look in VeSys 2.0 Styling and could not find a Properties panel in the Composite Text decorations. However, in general it should not be possible to add properties to composite texts because there is no way to define global properties (this can be done in Capital but not yet for VeSys 2.0).