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I'm having some trouble with an image I'm trying to create in Freehand. I have six symbols, three of which I would like to punch down through a fill underneath. I have been unable to get this to work. Punch is greyed out when I try to select it. I imagine that Punch cannot be used with symbols. Is there a way to get this to work by hook or by crook?...

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    Default Punch Symbols?

    I'm having some trouble with an image I'm trying to create in Freehand. I have
    six symbols, three of which I would like to punch down through a fill
    underneath. I have been unable to get this to work. Punch is greyed out when I
    try to select it. I imagine that Punch cannot be used with symbols. Is there a
    way to get this to work by hook or by crook?

    ceestand Guest

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    Default Re: Punch Symbols?

    Try incorporating all the units into one shape using "union" and then Punching the final shape into you're background.
    (If I'm undestanding your image fully.)

    Jamie
    jamie Guest

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    Default Re: Punch Symbols?

    Use the 'Modify Menu> Symbol> Release Instance' command on your symbols before you try to punch them.

    On Mon, 09 May 2005 12:53:30 -0700, ceestand <com> wrote:





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    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: Punch Symbols?

    I can't select Union, nor any option under Combine.
    ceestand Guest

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    Default Re: Punch Symbols?

    ceestand wrote:
     

    Punch only works with ungrouped simple paths and composite paths, not raster
    images. If you're trying to punch a raster image, create a composite path
    and paste the image inside that.

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Guest

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