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text object resizing

Post by emeck » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:57 pm

Hello,

is it possible to resize a text object using the border handles without having the text inside change its font size?

Sometimes it seems to work but most of the times, it changes font size and also doesn't realigned. For example, when reducing a text object of one line, it stays in one line but text is unreadable.

Using Designer 4.0 and Hollywood 6.0 on MorphOS 3.9

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Re: text object resizing

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:38 pm

The font size will only be changed if you use proportional scaling by scaling on both axes by using the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, or bottom-right knobs. These knobs will always scale both axes and thus keep the proportion. If you only scale on one axis, the font size will be kept and vector scaling will be applied. So if you want to keep the font size, you could scale both axes separately by first dragging the bottom-middle knob to scale the y-axis and then the middle-right knob to scale the x-axis.

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Re: text object resizing

Post by emeck » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:06 am

Ok, I think I got it now. I was mixing two different things: font scaling and text box resizing, the later being the one I need.

If a text object is selected by a left click, only the knobs are then visible and are for font scaling. But if another left click in done over the text object, both the text box borders and knobs are visible and then the knobs are for resizing the text box without changing font size or scaling. And the texts wraps in as many lines needed. That's what I wanted and was driving me crazy! I'll have to look better next time.

BTW, could justified be added to the aligment buttons in the Edit text dialog?

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Re: text object resizing

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:25 pm

Justified is currently unsupported by Hollywood. It would have to be implemented in Hollywood first but it's planned.

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Re: text object resizing

Post by emeck » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:33 pm

That's good news. Thank you, Andreas.

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