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Text around arc / ellipse / circle

Sep 5, 2011, 16:17
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Text around arc / ellipse / circle
Hi,

I'm trying to put a text around a circle / arc.

I'm able to create an ellipse with the select tool, create a path from it and then add a text "along the path". Unfortunately I can't specify on what position of the arc/ellipse the text should start (left-upper corner, middle, right upper corner, etc.).

Any hints on how to accomplish this?

thanks!
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Sep 5, 2011, 17:52
Post: #2
RE: Text around arc / ellipse / circle
If it is circular then you can just rotate the path.

I don't know of any way to specify the start other than making the path more-or-less the length of the text.

Hopefully someone will come up with a correct/better solution for a true ellipse but maybe subtract from the original selection before converting it to a path for the text.

A couple of examples http://i.imgur.com/DJALc.jpg

I did a demo some months ago about putting text onto a path. Seems to confuse people but FWIW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ct4yDEX6Dw

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