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    curving text

    How do I give text a curve? I would like to put a small bend in a text box (similar to what is on the lazy susan in the scan book (ZLZY0023). BUT, no matter what I do, I can't get it to be the right bend or size.
    Can you point me in the right direction?


    PS I want a gentle bend to the phrase, not making it into a circle

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    The text on a arc tool lets you define arc-text one of two ways. For a gentle bend, you'll use the top two boxes in the arc text tool dialog. The dialog shows the first value corresponding to a blue line, the second value to the black line. Put in a reasonable figure for the first value based on the size of the item. This is the width, so if the item is 6 inches wide, you might set this to "5.000 in" to take up most of the space. For the second value, put in something around maybe 10%-20% of the first value. So for this example you could start at "0.500 in" for a very gentle bend.

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    Last edited by TimG; 05-16-2018 at 11:27 AM.

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