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    Default Up and Down the line.

    OK, so I'm seen post about vertical text. I've seen post about how to curve text. What I can't find is info on how to curve vertical text. If I try to fit the vertical text to a vertical line that has been curved vertically, the text is automatically switched to look as if it were typed out horizontally and then fitted to the vertically curved line. Is there anyway to make the text stay in its vertical form and curve it to the line that way?

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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    Not a pretty picture.

    The best I can offer is to use the space bar and Kerning to adjust the position of the characters.
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    Info Re: Up and Down the line.

    Iggy, I use a couple of standard Xara tricks:
    1. Slice Shapes
    2. Repel Text Under
    3. Text Area with centred Text


    Create a Rectangle.
    Draw your curve across it.
    Slice Shapes
    Separate the box pieces just over the width of a character.
    Soft-group.
    Repel Text Under.
    Place over the Text Area. Note, all the characters need to have a return between them.
    Adjust to fit.

    If I want to change the curve, select the split box and use the Shape Tool to pick horizontal pairs of control points and move these to the new curve.

    H-aligned Text on a Curve.xar

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    I suppose you could also do it with a curved envelope though the text will not longer be editable
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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    I assumed text and curve needed to remain editable.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Iggy, I use a couple of standard Xara tricks:
    1. Slice Shapes
    2. Repel Text Under
    3. Text Area with centred Text


    Create a Rectangle.
    Draw your curve across it.
    Slice Shapes
    Separate the box pieces just over the width of a character.
    Soft-group.
    Repel Text Under.
    Place over the Text Area. Note, all the characters need to have a return between them.
    Adjust to fit.

    If I want to change the curve, select the split box and use the Shape Tool to pick horizontal pairs of control points and move these to the new curve.

    H-aligned Text on a Curve.xar

    Acorn
    BRILLIANT ... JUST BRILLIANT, what a great idea. Wouldn't have thought of it in a million years.
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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    How did you get it vertical on the curve?

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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    Center the text then add one

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    return after each character
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Center the text then add one

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    return after each character
    Thank you Gary,
    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Up and Down the line.

    Quote Originally Posted by ss-kalm View Post
    BRILLIANT ... JUST BRILLIANT, what a great idea. Wouldn't have thought of it in a million years.
    Thanks Keith, when a get a niggle, I itch and scratch it away.

    I had tried Text Inside a line converted to a shape and that is a no-go.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

 

 

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