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Hello! I've used the nodes (i believed they're called), to write curved text. However, the curved text is written, and the outline of the node is visible (even in preview mode and when exporting).
I've tried to watch tutorials but no one explains how to remove these nodes without removing the text. Some have changed the opacity but when trying this the text is lightened as well as the node.

Please help! An image below to show what I am referring to. the line under 'and still,' - how do i remove this/ and is this called node?

 

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20 minutes ago, 1PG said:

Please help! An image below to show what I am referring to. the line under 'and still,' - how do i remove this/ and is this called node?

Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @1PG. :)

The line under ‘and still’ is a path. The nodes are the white (unselected) circle and the blue (selected) square at the ends of the path. The path and its nodes should be invisible on export.


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ah thank you Alfred!! A Path! I will update :) So that's what I thought too  - it would be invisible on export, but it is not :( 

I've attached a photo to prove it! this is an image of the export as a PDF for print. ... !?

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It seems you've added a stroke to the path. Check on the colour panel and set it back to null (white round with a red  line).

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You don't say which Affinity application you're using - is it Publisher?

If so, then one possibility is to display the Text Frame panel (View menu, Studio, Text Frame) and make sure that the stroke width is set to zero.

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By default mine was set to 0.2pt. This very fine line is barely visible when the path is selected as the blue path line obscures it, but is noticeable when the page is exported to pdf.

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thank you so much everyone for your quick replies! I'm so grateful!

Yes - it's affinity publisher.

I have done both suggestions as above, however nothing has changed. I've attached screen shots.

When exporting the line is still there.

If i change the other circle (that is black ) to the white the words 'and still' disappears.

I will perhaps remove the line completely and then try it again...!? but just very odd and annoying to not know where it's going wrong.

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to continue with the above, Both 'color' and 'swatch' has been changed as per the above. and I tried changing width to 0' - nothing changes. :( 

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Perhaps you could provide us with a sample .afpub file we could examine? And what you exported from it that still showed the line?


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5 hours ago, 1PG said:

Hello! I've used the nodes (i believed they're called), to write curved text. However, the curved text is written, and the outline of the node is visible (even in preview mode and when exporting).
I've tried to watch tutorials but no one explains how to remove these nodes without removing the text. Some have changed the opacity but when trying this the text is lightened as well as the node.

Please help! An image below to show what I am referring to. the line under 'and still,' - how do i remove this/ and is this called node?

 

Go to the Text Frame panel and change the stroke to none there. Top is on .9 points and the bottom is to 0.0.

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Old Bruce you legend!! That was the solution!! Thank you so much!!! LIFESAVER  :) woo hooo!!

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There is an opposite problem in Designer in that we cannot make the path take a stroke. (tip: duplicate the path and give one the stroke then put the text on the other stroke and group the pair)


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37 minutes ago, 1PG said:

what's an .afpub file sorry.. :) please let me know so i can learn!

It's the native file format you get when you Save a document from Publisher. But as you've solved the problem, it's not needed now :)


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Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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