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Pixelated display - Macromedia Freehand

Also trying to track down a similar problem. If the path for text on a path is at an angle, the outlines of the font break to pieces, so you cannot see what you are working on accurately. Does changing Raster Effects Settings have any influence? Or video card drivers? I'm using FHMX with Mac OS X 10.2.6. GC...

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    Also trying to track down a similar problem.

    If the path for text on a path is at an angle, the outlines of the font break to pieces, so you cannot see what you are working on accurately.

    Does changing Raster Effects Settings have any influence?
    Or video card drivers?
    I'm using FHMX with Mac OS X 10.2.6.

    GC



    Guesst webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Guesst wrote:
    > If the path for text on a path is at an angle, the outlines of the font break
    > to pieces, so you cannot see what you are working on accurately.
    This is just the way it is in FreeHand. Not a bug -- not a settings issue.

    When the text is rotated, skewed or set on an angled or curved path,
    FreeHand (all versions, on the Mac at least) creates a roughly pixelated
    'preview' of the letters. This is the way FH has always treated live text
    distortions and still does in FHMX.

    Perhaps the lo-res preview was designed to reduce redraw speed when there
    are many pages of text to redraw. You'd think that with the faster machines
    we have these days it would be possible to use the text outlines for
    display.

    If you put the text into an Envelope and distort it that way, you will get a
    smooth, anti-aliased view. I think FH converts to paths to create the
    envelope preview, because black text suddenly displays the overprint o's.
    Editing enveloped text is a pain because you have to use the text editor.
    Small adjustments to kerning and baseline shift are awkward at best.

    Judy Arndt


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    Hi Judy,

    oh boy, they really have some work to do on this program!
    Looking at FH10 (2nd version) you can use the Flash Preview to get around the bad display.
    But the Preview is not in this version...

    Thanks for the workaround, though.

    GC


    Guesst webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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