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Author Topic: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape  (Read 3962 times)

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Offline CocoVee

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Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:53:36 AM »
I am trying to create a decal to be placed on a charger for a 95th birthday celebration.  I can't for the life of me figure out how to arch the text to fit on the round 12 inch plate.  I tried to create in MSWord using wordart but I can't get it to export to SignCut to cut.  I'm sure it is simple, but I haven't been able to get it.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a Bunch
Sharon
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 07:59:46 AM »
I have a tutorial on my blog on how to do this in Inkscape.   http://imagesbyheatherm.wordpress.com/2 ... -inkscape/
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 08:20:04 AM »
Thank You.  I will check right now.  Thanks for your quick reply.
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 08:33:51 AM »
I'm  following your instructions and when I click on Text/Put On Path, nothing happens.  Have you had this happen before?  Am I missing something?

Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 09:46:03 AM »
Is your text still a font?  You need to put it on Path before you convert it.  Also make sure that both your text and your circle are selected when you use Put on path.

Another thought:  What version of Inkscape are you using?  I wrote this for 0.46 and tested it in 0.47, but haven't tried it in 0.48.
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 01:10:43 PM »
Coco,
Does signcut take pdfs or svgs? If so you can export from MSWord that way.
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 04:38:55 PM »
Hi Kay, I can answer this as I also use Sign Cut.
Sign Cut is the program used by many different cutter models and has plug-ins for Inkscape, Illustrator and Corel Draw. For example I design in Inkscape and can use the path Extensions>Export>Send to Sign Cut.

I think you can import eps and a few other formats directly into Sign Cut but have never tried cutting that way.
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 04:56:37 PM »
Quote from: "CocoVee"
I am trying to create a decal to be placed on a charger for a 95th birthday celebration.  I can't for the life of me figure out how to arch the text to fit on the round 12 inch plate.  I tried to create in MSWord using wordart but I can't get it to export to SignCut to cut.  I'm sure it is simple, but I haven't been able to get it.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a Bunch
Sharon

Hi Sharon,

Did you try Heather's instructions for designing the arched text in Inkscape?

If you prefer to use MS Wordart you still can, just create the design in Wordart then export the design to a program like Inkscape for cutting. Kay has a post showing how to use MSWord then import it into Inkscape http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009 ... r-cutting/
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 07:45:46 PM »
Thanks for the help on this.  I wasn't able to get it to work in Inkscape alone and I am using 48.  I did however create in MS Word and I was finally able to get it over to SignCut.  Thank you again ladies for your help.

Sharon
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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 03:10:12 AM »
Hi Sharon

I don't think signcut has a plugin for inkscape .48 yet that could be why you can't export it via inkscape to signcut. Most of us using signcut and ink are waiting for the all clear from signcut and some of the bugs to be ironed out of ink .48 before we try it.


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Re: Arching Lettering Up or Down in Inkscape
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 08:19:59 AM »
I will have to look when I get home.  I thought it was .48.  You know I have had some issue with exporting some of my files so that is probably my issue.  

Thanks for all of your great info.

Sharon
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