HC convert: help with text as graphic or rotated text

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Thu Dec 24 14:18:11 EST 2009

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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