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Hi all Sinple one but cant figure! Need text on path but path goes along down and then up again i have created path by adding line to left of circle then line to right of circle the cut away top of circle so the line goes along, humps down, then back up to the line along. How do i attach text to thie path as it is greyed out in the menu something wrong with my path? All help welcome thanks -- All the best, John Goulding....

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    Hi all
    Sinple one but cant figure!

    Need text on path but path goes along down and then up again

    i have created path by adding line to left of circle then line
    to right of circle the cut away top of circle so
    the line goes along, humps down, then back up to the line along.

    How do i attach text to thie path as it is greyed out in the menu
    something wrong with my path?
    All help welcome
    thanks
    --
    All the best,

    John Goulding.




    John Guest

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    Hello,

    Can you please check if the TechNote below can help you?

    <http://www.macromedia.com/support/fireworks/ts/doents/flow_text2elipse.h
    tm>

    For MX and MX 2004, you can find all the attributes of the object in the
    Properties Inspector.

    Regards,

    Anthony F. Dugenia
    Technical Support Specialist
    Macromedia Technical Support


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    Anthony Guest

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    Mm not sure
    had brief look and that is fine for elipse etc
    but i want along a path and round a semi circle
    etc
    seems i may have to break txt apart
    off out now so will look again later
    thanks

    --
    All the best,

    John Goulding.

    Softboot Limited.
    www.softboot.co.uk



    Anthony F. Dugenia MMTS wrote: 
    <http://www.macromedia.com/support/fireworks/ts/doents/flow_text2elipse.h [/ref]


    John Guest

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    John Goulding wrote:
     

    It's not owrking because you actually have 3 objects. You need to join
    both lines with your semi-circle. You'll need to place the lines
    correctly in relation to the semi-circle then use the white arrow
    pointer to drag around the anchor at the end of one line and the anchor
    at the end of the semi circle (which should be right behind or in front
    of the lien's end anchor). Then press Ctrl-J to join. Repeat for the
    other line at the other end of the semi circle. You'll now be able to
    attach your text to this new compound path. You'll probably need to
    adjust the Path Offset setting in the PI to get the exact result you want.

    HTH!

    Stéphane Bergeron
    Stéphane Guest

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    HI Stephane

    thanks but still not working
    what i have done is this

    drawn out circle cut in half with knoife tool
    drawn out two lines one at each end of half circle
    selected all three
    then combine join
    now once it is selected it is dragged about as one
    now select text and line
    and text attach to path option not available!


    --
    All the best,

    John Goulding.

    Softboot Limited.
    www.softboot.co.uk



    Stéphane Bergeron wrote: 
    >
    > It's not owrking because you actually have 3 objects. You need to join
    > both lines with your semi-circle. You'll need to place the lines
    > correctly in relation to the semi-circle then use the white arrow
    > pointer to drag around the anchor at the end of one line and the
    > anchor at the end of the semi circle (which should be right behind or
    > in front of the lien's end anchor). Then press Ctrl-J to join. Repeat
    > for the other line at the other end of the semi circle. You'll now be
    > able to attach your text to this new compound path. You'll probably
    > need to adjust the Path Offset setting in the PI to get the exact
    > result you want.
    >
    > HTH!
    >
    > Stéphane Bergeron[/ref]


    John Guest

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    John Goulding wrote:
     

    Yes it works. Just try the exact steps I gave you before.
     

    It is still not exactly one. If you go to the Modify>Combine Paths menu
    you'll see that the "Split" command is available. If you use my method
    it won't be. You need to join the paths at the anchor level as I
    described, not select the 3 objects at once and do Combine Path>Join.

    Stéphane
    Stéphane Guest

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    Thanks but still no luck

    seem to have done it to one line
    burt not the other
    for the life of me i cant seem to figure this out
    drag point round point?
    any tutorials out there to show me?
    thanks

    --
    All the best,

    John Goulding.

    Softboot Limited.
    www.softboot.co.uk



    Stéphane Bergeron wrote: 
    >
    > Yes it works. Just try the exact steps I gave you before.

    >
    > It is still not exactly one. If you go to the Modify>Combine Paths
    > menu you'll see that the "Split" command is available. If you use my
    > method it won't be. You need to join the paths at the anchor level as
    > I described, not select the 3 objects at once and do Combine
    > Path>Join.
    >
    > Stéphane[/ref]


    John Guest

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    John Goulding wrote:
     

    Not that I know. You have to make sure that the anchor at the end of the
    line is right in front or right behind the anchor you want to join it to
    on the semi ellipse. Then drag a selection marquee with the white arow
    tool around both anchors. You'll see right away if they're not aligned
    properly. If they are, hit Ctrl-J and both paths should be joined as a
    whole, not as a compound path that can be split.

    Is that clearer?

    Cheers!

    Stéphane
    Stéphane Guest

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    Hooray
    thanks a lot
    drag around!!
    in otherwords drag a selection around and not drag the point
    around or whatever i was trying to do
    couple of beers and all of a sudden it has become clearer
    thanks again for your time

    --
    All the best,

    John Goulding.

    Softboot Limited.
    www.softboot.co.uk



    Stéphane Bergeron wrote: 
    >
    > Not that I know. You have to make sure that the anchor at the end of
    > the line is right in front or right behind the anchor you want to
    > join it to on the semi ellipse. Then drag a selection marquee with
    > the white arow tool around both anchors. You'll see right away if
    > they're not aligned properly. If they are, hit Ctrl-J and both paths
    > should be joined as a whole, not as a compound path that can be split.
    >
    > Is that clearer?
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > Stéphane[/ref]


    John Guest

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