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Text - Lots of problems

Maybe I'm asking too much.

When you create text, you get a box and then the outline of the characters. Great.

So I should be able to UNGROUP them to single charcters.
Fill each character with a color.
Change the Box surrounding the text to the transparent color.
Group them back again.

Then when you change the font, you don;t have a small Keybpard to see what the say symbol font is all about and the font change applies to everything. What if I wanted 6 and the Greek letter Omega?

Is any of this possible? Rotated colored text without a bounding box or the bounding box filled with the transparent color or make the border lines hidden.

Then take the entire mess, select it. See a properties window and change the rotation.

Under Sold Edge, I havn't the foggiest idea.
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Re: Text - Lots of problems

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I'm not entirely following what you are trying to do but I'll try to answer some of your questions.

You can't ungroup text paragraphs into individual characters, at least as far as I know.

You can get rid of the border around paragraphs by clicking on the "Edit Definition - Border" key after selecting the paragraph. See attached image.

To have the background will no fill make sure to select "none" in the "Edit Definition - Fill Color" drop down menu for the text box. See attached image.

The only time you should get an outline of the character is if you select an outline font type.

The rest of your questions, I'm not following you. You'll need to clarify what you are trying to do.

Hope some of this helps you.

Ed

Re: Text - Lots of problems

Ron,
A text box allows substrings.
These substrings may have different fonts.
As you key in the text you can change the font.
Then key in more text with a different font.
Don't get out of the text command just change the font on the command
ribbon.
You can also change substrings of a text box after it is placed.
Click on the text box. Highlight the characters of the text box to change.
Change the font in the command ribbon.
Hope this helps.
Rick B.
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> Maybe I'm asking too much.
>
> When you create text, you get a box and then the outline of the
> characters. Great.
>
> So I should be able to UNGROUP them to single charcters.
> Fill each character with a color.
> Change the Box surrounding the text to the transparent color.
> Group them back again.
>
> Then when you change the font, you don;t have a small Keybpard to see
> what the say symbol font is all about and the font change applies to
> everything. What if I wanted 6 and the Greek letter Omega?
>
> Is any of this possible? Rotated colored text without a bounding box or
> the bounding box filled with the transparent color or make the border
> lines hidden.
>
> Then take the entire mess, select it. See a properties window and
> change the rotation.
>
> Under Sold Edge, I havn't the foggiest idea.
>
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I have no idea what edit definition is or how to get there.

I've attached what I see for the text window and the piece of the drawing showing outlined characters and a bounding box.

How do I get to "Edit definition"?

Re: Text - Lots of problems

The object you are creating is a 'Text Profile'.
This is different than Text.
Look in the Annotation command group.
There is a command there called 'Text'.
I believe this is what you want.
I have a suggestion. Use command finder at the bottom.
It will help you find commands.
If you key in 'text' and enter, you will see a list of commands related to
text.
The 'Text' command should be close to the top of the list.
The type of text you create depends on what you want the text to be.
Text is text.
Text Profile is geometry. This is typically used for manufacturing the text.
The text is geometry that forms the shape of the text.
You can use this geometry for laser cutting, etc.
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Re: Text - Lots of problems

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See attached image for "Edit Definition" locations.

Ed

Re: Text - Lots of problems

For now, got TEXT down, I think. It's a very rigid structure especially with line spacing of 1, 1.5 and 2.

One thing I haven't learned how to do yet is "LINEAR DUPLICATE". So let's say I wanted a certain sized, single line text box, text will be the same length padded with spaces, every x incremental dimension. Like every 0.5" of an inch. Then I'd go back and change the text for each line.

The text will actually be rotated 90 degrees and say 0.5" apart in the horizontal direction.

The instructions, again, were so confusing. LINEAR DUPLICATE mean x-copes, y distance apart.

Making x hidden verticle lines would be useful too.