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David Scott

Text on Path is Deleting the Shape Layer

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Good evening, everyone. 

I am a brand new Affinity user as of yesterday and I have a question. Anytime I attempt to use the artistic text tool (text on a path) within a shape  (in my case a circle) the shape layer disappears completely from my list of layers. The text wraps around the shape as intended, but the shape itself is no longer visible and has been deleted from my layers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks! 

~ Dave

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That's just how it works: the shape is converted to text on a path. If you want to preserve the original shape, duplicate it before converting the original to path text.


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1 hour ago, Pšenda said:

First "bomb"

The bomb symbol seems to be missing from the online version of the Text on a path help topic, but it is there in the built-in version.


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3 hours ago, R C-R said:

The bomb symbol seems to be missing from the online version

So I have him there.

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1 hour ago, Pšenda said:

So I have him there.

Weird. Five hours ago it wasn't there when I checked. Now it is. O.o


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