Guesst wrote:This is just the way it is in FreeHand. Not a bug -- not a settings issue.> 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.
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
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.