Simple tool for putting text along a curve without any fancy effects.
This Fontwork dialogue box is meant for making text follow a curve. Draw a curve, double-click it and type text into it. With the curve selected, you can now activate the Fontwork command. .
You can make text follow any shape. Most of the custom shapes available in the Drawing toolbar need to be converted to a different type before you can use them with Fontwork. In Impress or Draw, right-click the shape and select Convert - To Curve/Polygon/Contour. If you wish, you can now copy and paste the converted shape into Writer for use with Fontwork. Shapes in the Legacy Circles and Ovals and Legacy Rectangles toolbars do not need to be converted. The Arc included in the basic shapes is also a legacy shape.
Removes baseline formatting.
Uses the top or the bottom edge of the selected object as the text baseline.
Uses the top or the bottom edge of the selected object as the text baseline and preserves the original vertical alignment of the individual characters.
Horizontally slants the characters in the text object.
Vertically slants the characters in the text object.
Reverses the text flow direction, and flips the text horizontally or vertically. To use this command, you must first apply a different baseline to the text.
Aligns the text to the left end of the text baseline.
Centres the text on the text baseline.
Aligns the text to the right end of the text baseline.
Resizes the text to fit the length of the text baseline.
Enter the amount of space that you want to leave between the text baseline and the base of the individual characters.
Enter the amount of space to leave between the beginning of the text baseline and the beginning of the text.
Shows or hides the text baseline or the edges of the selected object.
Shows or hides the borders of the individual characters in the text.
Removes the shadow effects that you applied to the text.
Adds a shadow to the text in the selected object. Click this button, and then enter the dimensions of the shadow in the Distance X and the Distance Y boxes.
Add Text Shadow
Adds a slant shadow to the text in the selected object. Click this button, and then enter the dimensions of the shadow in the Distance X and the Distance Y boxes.
Slant Text Shadow
Enter the horizontal distance between the text characters and the edge of the shadow or the angle of the shadow slant from vertical.
X Distance or Shadow Angle
Enter the vertical distance between the text characters and the edge of the shadow, or the size of the shadow in percent values of the character size.
Y Distance or Shadow Size
Select a colour for the text shadow.