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I'm new to Affinity and this forum so apologies if this has been covered before. I'm trying to add text to a photo using the ellipse and frame text tools in Photo. However, when I drag the frame text tool into the ellipse and click left, the fill colour disappears. How do you retain the fill colour? 

Thanks in advance.. 

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Hello @Harro and welcome to the forums.

The shape becomes a text frame when you click on the shape with the Frame Text tool.

You can draw a text frame over the shape by holding down the left mouse button.

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33 minutes ago, Komatös said:

Hello @Harro and welcome to the forums.

The shape becomes a text frame when you click on the shape with the Frame Text tool.

You can draw a text frame over the shape by holding down the left mouse button.

 

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Thank you for the reply, I'm having the same problem. Isn't there a way of linking a filled shape with the text without losing the fill? After the pentagon appears when the cursor is hovered over the filled shape, after Frame Text Tool is selected from the menu, a message appears at bottom left of screen: 'Click to convert Rounded Rectangle to Text Frame'. When clicked, the conversion is made and now dragging the shape takes the text with it because, presumably, the shape is now the text frame for the text. But the shape loses its colour. It seems odd that the fill disappears, I can't see an advantage in that for the user. A solution would be wonderful! (Putting a text frame over a shape is handy, thank you for the idea, but moving one of them leaves the other behind so they have to be re-aligned and fiddled with!)

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1 hour ago, cyderstone said:

Thank you for the reply, I'm having the same problem. Isn't there a way of linking a filled shape with the text without losing the fill? After the pentagon appears when the cursor is hovered over the filled shape, after Frame Text Tool is selected from the menu, a message appears at bottom left of screen: 'Click to convert Rounded Rectangle to Text Frame'. When clicked, the conversion is made and now dragging the shape takes the text with it because, presumably, the shape is now the text frame for the text. But the shape loses its colour. It seems odd that the fill disappears, I can't see an advantage in that for the user. A solution would be wonderful! (Putting a text frame over a shape is handy, thank you for the idea, but moving one of them leaves the other behind so they have to be re-aligned and fiddled with!)

The Fill and Stroke of the shape will be removed when you convert it to a Text Frame in Designer or Photo. They will be retained in Publisher, because Publisher also has the Text Frame panel in the Studio which allows controlling the Stroke and Fill for the Frame.

If you want to use Designer or Photo, and you want your shape to be a Text Frame, and you want to retain the Stroke and/or Fill:

  1. Duplicate the shape, then
  2. Convert one of them to a Text Frame, and then
  3. Group the Text Frame with the remaining shape so they stay together.

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