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Guillaume
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text flow into frame

Postby Guillaume » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:16 am

Attaching some text to a shape is easily done. I have tried innumerable times to FLOW text into one but fail. The text does go into the frame, but it's a mess as you can see in the attachment. What additional step do you think I should take?
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Moini
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Re: text flow into frame

Postby Moini » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:15 pm

1. Set the line height to a larger value for your text
2. Replace the extra kerning with spaces
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Re: text flow into frame

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:43 pm

The above should work. Flow breaks text between words.

A word with no (breaks like the original text) will be truncated.
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Guillaume
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Re: text flow into frame

Postby Guillaume » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:40 am

I wanted to print the file that you had edited so that I have it before me. I tried with my recently bought printer, Epson XP6000, and discovered that, with any file that had the svg extension, the printer simply put out a white page. Strange I thought... OK, no big deal. When you mentioned line height, I must have misinterpreted, because I took this to mean to increase the letter size, which I did. When you advised to replace kerning with spaces, I understood it to enlarge the spacing. None of my two attempts proved feasible. I get the same jumbled mess as before, as if I hadn't done anything. Of course I like what you have done. Put me on the right track please.

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Re: text flow into frame

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 am

Spaces (via spacebar) between the letters make the letters into words. Flow text wraps text at word breaks.

Line height can also be regarded as spacing between baselines.
Have a nice day.

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The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

Moini
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Re: text flow into frame

Postby Moini » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:10 am

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