Help with Letter spacing

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Help with Letter spacing

Postby imcon » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:38 am

I'm trying to use Inkscape and to support OS projects but sometimes it is a pain :-(
How to change Letter spacing? No chance to use the kayboard way (as described at ... g-Keyboard), It doesn't work probably because of keyboard mapping on my notebook.
Is there any other way how to change the Letter spacing in block of text? Why there isn't any way to do it in Text formatting window? So logical to put it there or no?
Thanks for any idea.

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Re: Help with Letter spacing

Postby hjalle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:18 am

Try to select the text and do "Text/Convert to text" if it doesn't work. I must do that, otherwise kerning doesn't work for me. Don't ask me why, the text is a text already but it seems to be a wake up call for Inkscape.

Inkscape Tutorial by heathenx: Manual Text Kerning

Happy kerning.

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Re: Help with Letter spacing

Postby prkos » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:37 am

Is your Alt key used for moving windows? Look into Inkscape FAQ there is an explanation how to get back ALT to use in Inkscape
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Re: Help with Letter spacing

Postby RM. » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:26 pm

Well if it helps, sometimes i just write a letter than duplicate and move it manually. It could be boiring but it just works for me! ;)
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