2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2007 12:17 PM by GeoQuad

    Curving Text

    GeoQuad
      I'm looking for a way to curve text around a donut-like circle. Is there an extension or feature that allows for this within Fireworks?
        • 1. Re: Curving Text
          Level 7
          //Mike// wrote:
          > I'm looking for a way to curve text around a donut-like circle. Is there an extension or feature that allows for this within Fireworks?
          The feature you are looking for is 'Attach Text To Path'. From the Help
          files.....

          Attaching text to a path
          To free text from the restrictions of rectangular text blocks, you can
          draw a path and attach text to it. The text flows along the shape of the
          path and remains editable.

          A path to which you attach text temporarily loses its stroke, fill, and
          filter attributes. Any stroke, fill, and filter attributes you apply
          subsequently are applied to the text, not the path. If you then detach
          the text from the path, the path regains its stroke, fill, and filter
          attributes.

          Note: Attaching text that contains hard or soft returns to a path can
          produce unexpected results.

          If text attached to an open path exceeds the length of the path, the
          remaining text returns and repeats the shape of the path.



          To place text on a path:
          1. Shift-select a text block and a path.

          2. Select Text > Attach to Path.

          SKB
          • 2. Re: Curving Text
            GeoQuad Level 1
            This works. Thank you for your help.