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Thread: bending text along a path

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    Hi,
    Is it possible to bend text along a path using flash? -for instance, an arch of some sort? Or must this be done using Illustrator or Freehand?

    If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks.

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    you need to use an external program. I use CorelDraw

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    There is a work-around for limited/simple wraps and letter tweaks if you don't have or don't want to bother going outside flash...

    1. Make a guide layer (optional)
    (add layer(highlighted)>modify>layers>select guide...also select "show guides")...draw path you want (guide paths don't publish)...

    2. Place text near path, modify>break-apart, then skew/stretch & reposition each letter as you want. The marquees will most certainly over-lap so use magnify to ease each selction.

    3. Re-group them if you want....

    4. Certain transformations won't be available unless you first convert each to a graphic symbol but then you won't be able to turn back into text. (but who cares...if it looks like crap it's easier to delete and start fresh...

    goodLuck

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