Flow/wrap text into an irregular shape

Jim Hurley jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 28 07:59:10 EST 2013


Hi Roger,

This is a voice from the past, using Turtle Graphics to print text along any graphic line.

GO TO CARD 3 where the text "This is a parabola" is printed along a parabola.

You might be able to do this with your triangle, drawing each side in small steps.


Run this in the msg box:

   go stack url "https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47044230/TextAlongPath.livecode"

Jim Hurley


> 
> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:20:24 -0500
> From: Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Flow/wrap text into an irregular shape
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> Imagine a multi-line text field which overlays a triangle polygon, which
> is wide at the top, and comes to a point at the bottom.  I want the text to
> detect the edges of the triangle and wrap at those edges.  The result would
> be a triangle shaped body of text (centered).  My question to you is "How
> can this be achieved?"
> 
> ~Roger
> 





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