Text Flow into Frame NOT inside a frame

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PapaSue
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Text Flow into Frame NOT inside a frame

Postby PapaSue » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:11 am

I want to flow words around an OBJECT, not inside one. I placed an image inside a frame and created my text and flowed it, that worked. I can get it to flow but resizing it and releasing it is my main problem. I've been messing with this feature for 2 days and have finally gotten a couple of nice designs, BUT since there doesn't seem to be any tuts on how to do this I'm appealing to an Inkscape GURU to put one together.

I do OK up to the time I flow the text into the frame...then resizing the import around the image and then how to disconnect the flow function. I press a lot of keys and finally it works but a straight forward tut, or video would sure be handy.

I cannot seem to add a pic or a file but if you have somewhere I could post or how to post the image of my work.

You can PM me if you want to see the file or the pic

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Re: Text Flow into Frame NOT inside a frame

Postby Lazur » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:34 am

First, draw a path the shape of the text you want to have.
If it is around a certain object, then the path should be compound, having a hole inside, the shape of the object -or more, if you want to flow it "around" other objects as well.
Make an unflowed text object, type in the desired characters.
Select text and path, and make it flowed (Alt+W).
Preferably group together the flowed text and the path.
You can adjust the shape of the path after with the node tool, the text will follow; add no fill and outline to it -will be still visible in outlines only display mode (Ctrl+5 on the numpad to change display mode).
If you want to move the text, move the group itself.


If you want to attach svg-s to the work in progress board, you need to zip it first.
In the help section svg-s can be attached by the way.

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PapaSue
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Re: Text Flow into Frame NOT inside a frame

Postby PapaSue » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:10 pm

Thank you! I'll give it a go.

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Re: Text Flow into Frame NOT inside a frame

Postby PapaSue » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:50 am

I DID IT! I posted my result on my blog if you want to see some examples and and some tips.
http://creationsbypapasue.blogspot.com/ ... -word.html

Thank you again for the help...could not have done it without you!


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