HC convert: help with text as graphic or rotated text

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Thu Dec 24 14:35:25 EST 2009


Does anyone know whether the Rev development team looking seriously at improving text management/manipulation in future releases?

Mark

On Dec 24, 2009, at 11:18 AM, Scott Rossi wrote:

> You can't physically rotate text, but you can create an image of text and
> rotate that.  Here's one example of doing this.  Execute the following in
> your Rev message box:
> go url "http://www.tactilemedia.com/site_files/downloads/textspinner.rev"
> 
> If you want to print out the results, you could try creating your text at 4x
> the final size and then scaling down the imported text image/s to 25%.  Kind
> of a pain to do but should give better print results.  You could do all the
> manipulation in a hidden stack if necessary.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
> 
> 
> 
> On 12/24/09 9:13 AM, "Emmett Gray" <film2 at handheldfilm.com> wrote:
> 
>> I'm new to the list and this is my first post. I've done my first
>> successful stack conversion from Hypercard so I'm up to speed on the
>> basics. My next conversion project involves a custom CD C-card
>> printer, which converts a CD premaster text file (with pq codes etc.)
>> into what you want to see on the back of a CD jewel box sent for
>> review or duplication. The HC stack copies the album title text,
>> which appears in a field at the top of the back panel, and deletes
>> the existing card picture, hides all fields and buttons, types that
>> text as a graphic, draws a selection box around it and rotates it 90
>> degrees and positions it to form one spine of the CD,, and then
>> duplicates and rotates 180 degrees and positions it for the other
>> spine, then shows all fields and buttons again.
>> 
>> If there is a way to rotate text in Rev I would have an easy
>> solution. I didn't find it, nor can I find a text as graphic tool in
>> Rev to do it the HC way... TIA for help.
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