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How does one fill text on flipped object?

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I've got a few shapes where, at some point in the past, I've flipped them horizontally. To my surprise, when I filled them with text, the text was also reversed. Is there a way to tell Affinity to not keep that information hanging around, and just make the text object normally?

 

Personally I feel like it shouldn't behave this way (if I wanted reversed text, I'd flip it after adding the words). There are work arounds, like combining some geometry, even if it doesn't alter the shape, will resolve the issue.

 

Thanks!

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Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just create the right type of pie in the first place?

 

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Just saying ;)

 

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It's only a matter of moving the red control nodes anti-clockwise.

 


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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If I understand what you are doing correctly, you are converting vector shapes to text frames, so there are no longer separate shape layers, just one text frame object for each converted shape. If that is what you are doing then the only thing for Affinity to flip is the frame text object -- there is nothing else to flip.


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Hello goldleaf,

 

You should be interested in this thread:

 

 

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I have just had a similar problem with a Photo image that was originally taken in portrait mode. AP behaves as if the x and y axes were flipped. There is an icon on the context toolbar for the Selected item (in both AP and AD) called 'Reset'. In AP it reset the axes as I wanted them, but I had to save and reload the image.  You might like to give this a try.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

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Thanks for the responses everyone! I used the pie simply for demonstration purposes; I was drawing with my own shapes when encountering the issue.

 

From the sounds of things, this behavior isn't seen as an issue, though it does necessitate an extra step to get the shape to "reset" and no longer be considered flipped. Once Affinity gets recordable actions and/or scripting, I could solve it that way.

 

Cheers!

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