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Cannot complete text to path

Feb 23, 2014, 12:08
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Cannot complete text to path
I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).


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Feb 23, 2014, 12:14 (This post was last modified: Feb 23, 2014 12:26 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.
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Feb 23, 2014, 12:28
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:14)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.

I've made another example as I'd deleted the other one. The path is the same as the blue text. Nothing else is visible despite having clicked the eye icon as advised.


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Feb 23, 2014, 12:29
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:14)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.

I thought that the path might be too short but I drew a large ellipse and turned it into a path, so it should be long enough.
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Feb 23, 2014, 12:32
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:29)index Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:14)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.

I thought that the path might be too short but I drew a large ellipse and turned it into a path, so it should be long enough.
I mean make visible the elipse path...
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Feb 23, 2014, 12:36
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:32)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:29)index Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:14)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.

I thought that the path might be too short but I drew a large ellipse and turned it into a path, so it should be long enough.
I mean make visible the elipse path...
How? It's visible in GIMP but disappears when I export to JPG.
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Feb 23, 2014, 12:40
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:36)index Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:32)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:29)index Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:14)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.

I thought that the path might be too short but I drew a large ellipse and turned it into a path, so it should be long enough.
I mean make visible the elipse path...
How? It's visible in GIMP but disappears when I export to JPG.
You will have to stroke the Ellipse path too if you are going to Export to JPG, I assumed you where doing a screen capture, my mistake...
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Feb 23, 2014, 12:43
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:40)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:36)index Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:32)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:29)index Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:14)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Feb 23, 2014 12:08)index Wrote:  I'm trying to create some curved text using text to path. There's no problem creating the path or the text, but when I attempt to have the text follow the path, only part of the text is transferred along the path. Please see the attached image (the original text is in black at the bottom of the layer, whilst the incomplete text-to-path is in above it in red).
Hi,
It would help with diagnosis if you attached an image with the path visible.
(On the Paths Dialog, click the eye icon.)
My guess would be your path is to short for the size of the font you have chosen.

I thought that the path might be too short but I drew a large ellipse and turned it into a path, so it should be long enough.
I mean make visible the elipse path...
How? It's visible in GIMP but disappears when I export to JPG.
You will have to stroke the Ellipse path too if you are going to Export to JPG, I assumed you where doing a screen capture, my mistake...

Good idea. Here's a screen capture....


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Feb 23, 2014, 12:44
Post: #9
RE: Cannot complete text to path
Worked ok for me... see attachment.
Make sure you haven't left any selections active before stroking your text, and that the layer you are stroking on is larger than the dimensions of the ellipse.


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Feb 23, 2014, 12:49
Post: #10
RE: Cannot complete text to path
(Feb 23, 2014 12:44)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  Worked ok for me... see attachment.
Make sure you haven't left any selections active before stroking your text, and that the layer you are stroking on is larger than the dimensions of the ellipse.

I'm sorry but I'm not quite sure what the relevance of stroking is, as I haven't applied it yet. The problem is that the text sent to the path turns out shorter (in content) than the contents of the text box.
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Feb 23, 2014, 12:57
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
I think the version of GIMP i have might be buggy.....
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Feb 23, 2014, 17:40
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RE: Cannot complete text to path
What version gimp is that? and what OS is it?

This is the bug: Truncates the text after about 18 characters.

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=676413

From memory it was a linux thing not M$ and I remember it affecting Gimp 2.8.4 and 2.8.6

works ok now. Gimp 2.8.10

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