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*agitomer
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hatching solid around text

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05-19-2000 08:31 PM
Is there any way to create a solid hatch around an outline letter to create
a black background with white text (clear) when plotted? Whenever I try to
hatch solid it creates a box around the text rather than right up to the
text. I have tried wmf out the text then importing in and exploding but
still no luck. Maybe a certain font style works better, or someone has
another solution. Thank you.
*Yoder, S.
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Re: hatching solid around text

05-20-2000 09:46 PM in reply to: *agitomer
agitomer wrote in message
news:ef0b4ec.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Is there any way to create a solid hatch around an outline letter to
create
> a black background with white text (clear) when plotted? Whenever I try to
> hatch solid it creates a box around the text rather than right up to the
> text. I have tried wmf out the text then importing in and exploding but
> still no luck. Maybe a certain font style works better, or someone has
> another solution. Thank you.

What you probably need to do is this, if your output device does not merge
lines:
Create a rectangle and hatch it w/ solid (or create a 2d solid).
Assign it to a layer/color/style that is set to plot black.
Create your text, probably off to the side for now.
Assign it to a layer/color/style that is set to plot white (hint: color
255).

Now there are two ways to do this - the "new" and the "old". The "new"
method uses the "Send to Front" or "Send to Back" to make sure the text is
"in front of" the rectangle/solid. The "old" method uses the fact that
AutoCAD basically plots what was created more recently plots "on top of"
what was created earlier. Now if you followed the above steps, then the text
was the last thing created and moving it does not change that fact (nor if
it was created beforehand). If you did not or if you are using existing
text, then you must make a copy of the text and delete the old, because the
copy is a new instance.

If you want to use the WMFOUT method, to create an outline, then remember
that the text must be any width other than 1. Otherwise it will import back
as text and you want the outline.

Enjoy,
Stef
--
mailto: yodersj@ipass.net || Drafter, Leather-worker
http://www.ipass.net/~yodersj/ || Dos, Win, LT
RFC 1855, section 3.1.1, item 10 at http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/
*agitomer
Message 3 of 4 (920 Views)

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05-21-2000 05:31 PM in reply to: *agitomer
THANK YOU. I didn't know I needed to change the width for wmf export/import.
results where great thanks again.

ric
S. Yoder wrote in message
news:ef0b4ec.0@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
>
> agitomer wrote in message
> news:ef0b4ec.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > Is there any way to create a solid hatch around an outline letter to
> create
> > a black background with white text (clear) when plotted? Whenever I try
to
> > hatch solid it creates a box around the text rather than right up to the
> > text. I have tried wmf out the text then importing in and exploding but
> > still no luck. Maybe a certain font style works better, or someone has
> > another solution. Thank you.
>
> What you probably need to do is this, if your output device does not merge
> lines:
> Create a rectangle and hatch it w/ solid (or create a 2d solid).
> Assign it to a layer/color/style that is set to plot black.
> Create your text, probably off to the side for now.
> Assign it to a layer/color/style that is set to plot white (hint: color
> 255).
>
> Now there are two ways to do this - the "new" and the "old". The "new"
> method uses the "Send to Front" or "Send to Back" to make sure the text is
> "in front of" the rectangle/solid. The "old" method uses the fact that
> AutoCAD basically plots what was created more recently plots "on top of"
> what was created earlier. Now if you followed the above steps, then the
text
> was the last thing created and moving it does not change that fact (nor if
> it was created beforehand). If you did not or if you are using existing
> text, then you must make a copy of the text and delete the old, because
the
> copy is a new instance.
>
> If you want to use the WMFOUT method, to create an outline, then remember
> that the text must be any width other than 1. Otherwise it will import
back
> as text and you want the outline.
>
> Enjoy,
> Stef
> --
> mailto: yodersj@ipass.net || Drafter, Leather-worker
> http://www.ipass.net/~yodersj/ || Dos, Win, LT
> RFC 1855, section 3.1.1, item 10 at http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/
>
*Support, Autodesk
Message 4 of 4 (920 Views)

Re: hatching solid around text

05-26-2000 07:35 AM in reply to: *agitomer
Another way to create white filled text with a black background, is to copy the
solid filled text into Windows Paint and then with Ctrl+I you can inverse the
black and white, and then reselect and copy back into LT as a bitmap. The text
will now be white with a black background. If your drawing background is black
to start with, then Paint will create the inverse of the above.

--
Bob Felton
PSG Product Support, Americas
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

agitomer wrote:

> Is there any way to create a solid hatch around an outline letter to create
> a black background with white text (clear) when plotted? Whenever I try to
> hatch solid it creates a box around the text rather than right up to the
> text. I have tried wmf out the text then importing in and exploding but
> still no luck. Maybe a certain font style works better, or someone has
> another solution. Thank you.

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