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    Thumbs up Multi-purpose Text Panel

    If you go to Insert > Shapes > More Shapes and pick Shape 1 (Name: corner_rectangle) or Shape 2 (Name: notched_rounded_rectangle), you get a box with individually adjustable corners, both in size and cut-out style.
    Both are the same pattern shape, just different Names.

    On top of either add a Text Line and give that a Name of "textLine". Soft-group with the shape.

    Now we want the shape to grow with the height of any added text and when the Line length is altered (using the Text tool).

    XDPX (sorry, not XWD(P) but do read on) has a Names gallery.
    In that, change the drop-down to "Stretches". Tick the box to the right of corner_rectangle/notched_rounded_rectangle and then click on the small black arrowhead.
    In the Extend <Name> pop-up, tick "textLine" and change both H&V dropdowns to "Extend" and then click the OK button.

    You have created a stretchy object as used in Xara's stretchy buttons and my https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...45-Stretch-Van.

    Here is the end result for a notched_rounded_rectangle design:
    Shape 2 into Text Panel.xar

    Acorn

    P.S. XWD(P) users can still use and edit the design. All you can then do is remove either Name and break it functioning.
    If you are smart (not in the Xara sense) you could apply these Names to different Shapes and have one extend the other H & V with the Names gallery - all smoke & mirrors in the end.
    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: Multi-purpose Text Panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    In that, change the drop-down to "Stretches". Tick the box to the right of corner_rectangle/notched_rounded_rectangle and then click on the small black arrowhead.
    In the Extend <Name> pop-up, tick "textLine" and change both H&V dropdowns to "Extend" and then click the OK button.

    You have created a stretchy object as used in Xara's stretchy buttons and my https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...45-Stretch-Van.

    Acorn
    I get lost at the "change the drop-down to "Stretches". I can not find where this is done at. Can you explain this a little more?

    Ray

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    Default Re: Multi-purpose Text Panel

    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    I get lost at the "change the drop-down to "Stretches". I can not find where this is done at. Can you explain this a little more?
    Ray
    Ray, open the Name gallery (Shift+Ctrl+F9).

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    Stretches is selected in the top left dropdown.

    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: Multi-purpose Text Panel

    I had no idea.
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Multi-purpose Text Panel

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    I had no idea.
    The capability has been there since stretchy buttons.

    For those who only have XWDP, I did say read on.
    The Stretch capability is available free in XX5S: https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...id-you-know-II.

    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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