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Re: Fwd: Two questions on flowed text in 1.2

From: bulia byak <buliabyak@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 05:48:57 -0300
Message-ID: <3c78ff03050417014867b9303a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-svg@w3.org


> I would be most interested in looking at this implementation. I
> downloaded a fresh build (Inkscape0504150200) and ran it, but could not
> see how to create the elements.
> Or should I create them in the text view, perhaps you render it but
> don't have the UI hooked up yet?

Yes, the UI lags behind at the moment - we just finished a major
refactoring of the flowed text internals and were going to start
working on UI for it, so it's ready for 0.42. For now the only UI you
have is, right-click a path and select "Flow text into shape". The
created flowtext can be edited on canvas (despite what the placeholder
text says :) and can be styled as usual from the Text&Font dialog.
Text selections now work too (they were not implemented up to 0.41).

The example file share/examples/flowsample.svg demonstrates flowed
text with styles spans, RTL fragments, chaining and exclusion. You can
edit both the text and the shapes live on canvas.

> I did see an 'unflow text' command, was not sure what that did.

That one converts flowtext into the regular 1.1 text, fully preserving
all the layout and formatting (using tspans with absolute x/y for
lines, and using dx= arrays to preserve justification). This is
intended for those who use flowed text but need to create 1.1
conformant documents.

bulia byak
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