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how do i make text along path

Oct 1, 2013, 07:53
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how do i make text along path
Hey guys!
I've been using gimp occasionally here and there but never anything complicated. Now I want to make a text string appear along a path. I thought it would be easy, but after googling some how-to's I found a source of infinite frustration.Angry

The thing is that the paths of string letters are almost never the way I want them to be.
Although I tried a rather time consuming workaround for my task, it really bugs me that I was not able to use a built in feature. Can anybody please help me deal with this?

Troubleshooting info: tried both gimp 2.8.2 and latest i could get 2.8.6 for windows, running win 7 x64

steps:
1. select path tool and create some path
2. select text tool and add some text
3. select the path created earlier from the Paths tab
4. Layer -> Text along path

and this is what I get (made the original path (red) and string's path (blue) visible):
   
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Oct 1, 2013, 08:59 (This post was last modified: Oct 1, 2013 09:00 by rich2005.)
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RE: how do i make text along path
Can't say for certain, but you can get some strange results when the text box is set to fixed.

[Image: sgkwdLe.jpg]

I would also remove any trailing carriage returns (<-enter key) as well

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Oct 1, 2013, 09:44
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RE: how do i make text along path
(Oct 1, 2013 08:59)rich2005 Wrote:  Can't say for certain, but you can get some strange results when the text box is set to fixed.

Thanks everybody! I tested setting text box to dynamic and worked!
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