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Is there a way to change Frame text to Artistic text without retyping?


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9 minutes ago, jackamus said:

Is there a way to change Frame text to Artistic text without retyping?

You could copy and paste - a bit quicker than retyping!

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14 minutes ago, GarryP said:

No, not at the moment (with version 1.8.3.x).

No change in the 1.8.4.3 beta


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8 minutes ago, PaulEC said:

You could copy and paste - a bit quicker than retyping!

How do I change copied Frame text to Artistic text before pasting?


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Click anywhere in your Text Frame and choose menu “Select → Select All” (or select the text you want to ‘convert’), then use the Copy function (CTRL+C, etc.), then create your Artistic Text (without typing anything) and use the Paste function (CTRL+V, etc.).

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27 minutes ago, GarryP said:

Click anywhere in your Text Frame and choose menu “Select → Select All” (or select the text you want to ‘convert’), then use the Copy function (CTRL+C, etc.), then create your Artistic Text (without typing anything) and use the Paste function (CTRL+V, etc.).

This doesn't seem to work. See my attached file.

There are three dimensions and so that I can resize them (scale with object) I will have to convert the Frame text into Artistic text. To help with this I have put them on a separate layer so that I can change them to Artistic text in one go. Can you use this file to demonstrate the change?

Dimensions 2.afdesign


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2 hours ago, jackamus said:

so that I can change them to Artistic text in one go

You’re only copying the (three pieces of) text, not the container objects, so you can’t change them all in one go.


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AH! Sorry I misunderstood what you meant. This would be very laborious. Is there no way to do all the text at the same time? That's why I put them on a separate layer.

If this is the only way then I would simply rasterize the whole drawing and resize that.


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One of the oddities I found in this exercise was that when a Constraint is applied to a group like this dimension file I had to make the right and left hand strokes twice as thick as the horizontal one in order for them all to appear 0.5pt think. What is going on here?


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4 minutes ago, jackamus said:

One of the oddities I found in this exercise was that when a Constraint is applied to a group like this dimension file I had to make the right and left hand strokes twice as thick as the horizontal one in order for them all to appear 0.5pt [thick]. What is going on here?

I’m just guessing, Jack, but it sounds as though it might be a stroke alignment issue.


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Can you see what I mean when you look at the file? Is this a possible bug?


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20 minutes ago, jackamus said:

Can you see what I mean when you look at the file? Is this a possible bug?

I hadn’t downloaded it until now (which is why I said I was just guessing) but I do indeed see what you mean. Changing the stroke alignment doesn’t seem to have any visual effect.


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Is this a bug?


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43 minutes ago, jackamus said:

Is this a bug?

“If it walks like a duck....” 🦆


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