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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:17 pm 

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how to do this
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this is called placing the text on a path. useful for cutting vinyl in swirls & other shapes, etc. as well as in your layouts.

*open your font if not installed on your computer
*open inkscape
*type out your text
*select pencil tool on left side tool bar: click on canvas & draw your desired shape

this is what you should see
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next, select /highlight both text and the shape you drew. like this:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:18 pm 

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next, go to text: put on path

this is what you'll see
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next, click off the canvas & click the text or the line you drew.
*separate them.
*click on the text you typed,
*go to path: object to path.
*now click the line you drew & click delete

you should end up with this:
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now you have your curved text or text on a path :)

you can use any shape as the path--simple shapes work best. they look very cute on a spiral or circle. I am using this method to put a quote on a wavy path for my kitchen walls. you can use a square to put text around some framed pictures or a layout too.

side note: I know my "curved" line wasn't the best, just showing that as an example ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:07 pm 

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Very cool. Thanks for such clear directions.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:47 am 

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WOW! Inksca;e just boggles my mind & I can't seem to wrap my brain around it. BUT this looks like something even I can do!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:16 am 

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Thanks Jancy, your tutorials are so very helpful. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:20 am 

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I DID IT!!!! I DID IT!!!! Took awhile but I DID IT!!! Now this would be cool on a scrapbook page but I can't figure out the size!!! Is there a way to make this whole thing into inches????

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:42 am 

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Thanks for the brilliant instructions, I could follow them with no trouble. You should be writing the manual for these people.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:49 am 

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Jancy,

Neat instructions! Thank you!

Question: Instead of drawing a line can we use a circle or a square or any other shape and have the words 'wrap' around those shapes?

Shari

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:58 am 

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sboz wrote:
Jancy,

Neat instructions! Thank you!

Question: Instead of drawing a line can we use a circle or a square or any other shape and have the words 'wrap' around those shapes?

Shari


you sure can. you can use any shape from inkscape or insert your own from your files.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:05 am 

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kkrewtea wrote:
I DID IT!!!! I DID IT!!!! Took awhile but I DID IT!!! Now this would be cool on a scrapbook page but I can't figure out the size!!! Is there a way to make this whole thing into inches????


well.............lol. I don't need to size anything I make in inkscape because I typically use my files with my Wishblade & resize it to my liking in WB software. Not sure what SCAL options are as I don't have it yet. I'm sure someone else does know though.


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