Post Reply 

Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!

May 23, 2014, 18:52
Post: #1
Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
Hi all,

I am new at this forum and not sure how it works Smile .

I have been using Gimp and i love it ... Though now i am going insane trying to understand why it will only allow me a maximum of 20 characters to write on the " Text Along Path "

I have also read others with my same problem but didnt seem to have found an answer from them.

I know the path way is long enough for what i am writing it always stops at the 20th letter.

I also tried to make 3 different sections but it is impossible to get the same curve all the time ...

I am really disappointed in this as i really love gimp and all it had to offer... If there is any way to get me hapy again pls let me know asap as i have work depending on it :/

Thank you
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 23, 2014, 19:09 (This post was last modified: May 23, 2014 19:16 by rich2005.)
Post: #2
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
What OS are you using and what version of Gimp

The text truncated to about 18 characters was a bug in Linux versions of Gimp about version 2.8.4 or 2.8.6

If using Windows or the latest Gimp 2.8.10 there should not be a problem

edit: Ofnuts has a plugin that does not have the problem

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-pat...s/scripts/
and a direct link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-pat...y/download

** https://www.gimp-forum.net/ now answering questions**
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 23, 2014, 19:45
Post: #3
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
Hmmmm...

I am not that good at all this so i am not sure.. all it says is that it is a 2.8 .

How do i find out what gimp do i have ? It came ready installed in the toshiba ubuntu Lap top.

Is there a way to fix it ? Can i upgrade ?

So sorry if questions sound stupid, this is the first lap top i ever owned and i am learning everything through you tube.

Thank you
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 23, 2014, 19:47
Post: #4
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
just realized u send me links sry... which upgrade should i go for ? both ?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 23, 2014, 20:05 (This post was last modified: May 23, 2014 20:06 by rich2005.)
Post: #5
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
(May 23, 2014 19:47)Beckyboo Wrote:  just realized u send me links sry... which upgrade should i go for ? both ?

The first takes you to all Ofnuts plug-ins, the second is a direct down load

After you start Gimp up: the version is in Help -> About.

If using other than the latest ubuntu it is not Gimp 2.8.10

upgrading in ubuntu usually involves a 'ppa' not difficult but maybe not for a beginner.

For the time being I would go for Ofnuts plugin. It is python text-along-path-0.4.py put it in your home folder /.gimp-2.8/plug-ins a hidden folder so enable hidden in your file manager and make the plugin 'executable' You can do this in the file manager as well.

looks like this..

[Image: HnLWvtU.jpg]

right click in the layers dialog and the menu item is at the bottom

** https://www.gimp-forum.net/ now answering questions**
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 23, 2014, 22:30
Post: #6
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
i am embarrassed to say i am lost :/

you are probably going to give up on me :/

so, i have to first down load the ofnuts gimp tools ?

To do wat is said above ?

Thank you so much for trying to help
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 23, 2014, 23:17
Post: #7
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
Yes, Rich is suggesting that you download my text-along-path script.

I wrote it out of frustration(*) with the regular text-along-path which has lots of problems (not even mentioning the bug). It give you a lot more control over the final result than the built-in tool.

The download is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-pat...s/scripts/
The explanations are there: http://gimp-path-tools.sourceforge.net/t...along-path (see the side bar for installation instructions).

(*) and given the cumulated number of downloads across the successive versions I'm not the only one to be frustrated.

Now answering your questions on
https://Gimp-Forum.net
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 26, 2014, 23:27
Post: #8
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
It is pretty Frustrating that with such a lovely system something like this ruins all the fun Sad

So if i upload this it would be just an addition to what is already existing and nothing will change from wat i have at the moment, as i learnt it all by heart and it took me a while lol .

When i open the link u gave me there are 24 items, how do i know which is best to down load ? or do i go for the link right on top " Looking for the latest version? Download ExamplePath.ods (11.8 kB) " ?
This is the first time im doing this and worried i might do something wrong and worsen the situation rather than get it better.. so pls do have a little patience with me and guide me through it ... i need down load for dummies on this one !

Thank you all xx
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 26, 2014, 23:40
Post: #9
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
There is only one script called text-along-path-something over there. I usually do not give the links to individual files because they will be invalid if I upgrade the file. But here it is:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-pat...y/download

Now answering your questions on
https://Gimp-Forum.net
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
May 28, 2014, 20:24
Post: #10
RE: Curved text missing in "Text along Path" !!
i also just happened to write a tutorial that shows how to put text on a circular path using ofnuts' plug-in

http://gimp-science-labs.blogspot.de/201...ircle.html

[Image: text+along+path+project.png]

please visit Gimp-Science-Labs Blog
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Feature Request - Built in Outlined text cosmicvoyager 1 52 Sep 18, 2017 08:15
Last Post: paynekj
  Outline around Text. saga 4 3,854 Jun 5, 2017 07:34
Last Post: blighty
  Missing Dialog Box Buttons DandelionFancy 2 206 Sep 29, 2014 19:44
Last Post: DandelionFancy
  Diamond and gold text effect Treycee 7 3,305 Sep 5, 2014 21:56
Last Post: Akros
  Text move - after adding border goad 3 254 Sep 2, 2014 03:45
Last Post: goad

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS