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    Default change text after extrusion

    Is it possible to change the text (another word) after I've extruded the text.

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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Yes. Turn off the extrusion. Change the text. Then reapply the extrusion.
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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Clone the extrusion (Ctrl+K).
    Remove the extrusion from the original and modify the text.
    Select and copy the clone (Ctrl+C).
    Paste attributes onto the modified text (Ctrl+Shift+A).
    Delete the clone.

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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Paste attributes of an extrusion doesn't work for me Acorn ???
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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Bramhill View Post
    Paste attributes of an extrusion doesn't work for me Acorn ???
    Egg, quite right, I missed a vital step...

    Clone the extrusion (Ctrl+K).
    Remove the extrusion from the original and modify the text.
    Select and copy the clone (Ctrl+C).
    Apply any extrusion to the text.
    Paste attributes onto the modified text (Ctrl+Shift+A).
    Delete the clone.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Ah! Was going to post earlier today stating same as you and realised it didn't work! Your second method does though
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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Egg and Acorn - You are both over thinking this.

    Selected the extruded text and click the 3D icon to disable the extrusion.

    Change the font/text as desired.

    Select the Extrusion Tool again and then click the 3D icon (upper left corner area).

    The same rotation, extrusion attributes are applied to the changes.

    Try it out.
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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    No, not overthinking Gary. Paste attributes just doesn't work when applying attributes as it does under other tools. What you state is 100% correct, but it requires additional steps not required in other 'paste attribute' operations.
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    Default Re: change text after extrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Egg and Acorn - You are both over thinking this.
    Selected the extruded text and click the 3D icon to disable the extrusion.
    Change the font/text as desired.
    Select the Extrusion Tool again and then click the 3D icon (upper left corner area).
    The same rotation, extrusion attributes are applied to the changes.
    Try it out.
    Gary, you are right. If, however, you save and close the file when the extrusion has been removed, the extrusion state is lost. The method described "recovers" the necessary extrusion configuration. Ditto, if you close the application with the design file still open. It is an edge case but one I have encountered. The replay of Paste Attributes is an explicit Xara function; the emergent property of the attributes of an extrusion persisting it not a Xara guarantee and so may disappear in a future version.

    Acorn

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