Fontwork Dialog (for putting text along a curve)

Simple tool for putting text along a curve without any fancy effects.

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This Fontwork dialog 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. .


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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.

Baseline Off

Removes baseline formatting.

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Baseline Off

Rotate

Uses the top or the bottom edge of the selected object as the text baseline.

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Rotate

Upright

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.

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Upright

Slant Horizontal

Horizontally slants the characters in the text object.

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Slant Horizontal

Slant Vertical

Vertically slants the characters in the text object.

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Slant Vertical

Orientation

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.

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Orientation

Align Left

Aligns the text to the left end of the text baseline.

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Align Left

Align Center

Centers the text on the text baseline.

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Align Center

Align Right

Aligns the text to the right end of the text baseline.

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Align Right

AutoSize Text

Resizes the text to fit the length of the text baseline.

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AutoSize Text

Distance

Enter the amount of space that you want to leave between the text baseline and the base of the individual characters.

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Distance

Indent

Enter the amount of space to leave between the beginning of the text baseline, and the beginning of the text.

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Indent

Contour

Shows or hides the text baseline, or the edges of the selected object.

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Contour

Text Contour

Shows or hides the borders of the individual characters in the text.

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Text Contour

No Text Shadow

Removes the shadow effects that you applied to the text.

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No Shadow

Add Text Shadow

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.

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Add Text Shadow

Text Shadow Slant

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.

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Slant Text Shadow

Shadow Horizontal Distance or Shadow Angle

Enter the horizontal distance between the text characters and the edge of the shadow or the angle of the shadow slant from vertical.

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X Distance or Shadow Angle

Vertical Distance or Shadow size

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.

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Y Distance or Shadow Size

Shadow Color

Select a color for the text shadow.

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