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*Tall, Stephen
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Rotating Text in 2.1

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12-20-2000 08:29 PM
I have an opo here that refuses to change from AS2.1 to V7. Most things
have been OK until today when suddenly in some drawings text which should be
rotated is no longer so. When going into Modify Text and checking the
settings it shows as being at a given angle, but the display and printouts
show otherwise. In some of the drawings it is possible to put fresh text in
at an angle, but not others. Any ideas? He is using v2.1 with Win95.

Regards,
--
Stephen Tall
SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith, Cambridge, PE28 3PX,
UK
Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
*Harvey
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Re: Rotating Text in 2.1

12-27-2000 04:34 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Stephen,

Could this be a scaling issue? Hard to know what to think here. What are
some of the drawing's parameters that seem relevant?

Stephen Tall wrote:
>
> I have an opo here that refuses to change from AS2.1 to V7. Most things
> have been OK until today when suddenly in some drawings text which should be
> rotated is no longer so. When going into Modify Text and checking the
> settings it shows as being at a given angle, but the display and printouts
> show otherwise. In some of the drawings it is possible to put fresh text in
> at an angle, but not others. Any ideas? He is using v2.1 with Win95.
>
> Regards,
> --
> Stephen Tall
> SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith, Cambridge, PE28 3PX,
> UK
> Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
*Tall, Stephen
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01-02-2001 08:36 PM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
This get even more curiouser.....

It now appears that if a drawing exhibits this problem, opening it in V7 and
saving as a SKF the SKD file foes back to how it should be when viewed in
V2.1! Anway I have finally managed to convince the opo to start using V7,
although he complains it takes twice as long to do anything. In my opinion
it's alot better than 2.1, certainly alot more WYSYWIG anyway.
*K., Don
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01-03-2001 07:32 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Are you able to duplicate this problem in a new drawing?
If so, you can email me a small 2.1 test skd file and I'll see whether it
behaves ok for me.

I run 2.1 on Windows 95 also and it's never happened to me.

I just made a test drawing where I rotated some text in the text editor,
rotated other text using the rotation command, and defined other text
as part of a group and rotated the group (That was all the combinations
I could think of). I closed and opened the file and all the text printed ok.

IMO 2.1 is a lot more productive than V7. Its main shortcoming is that
it doesn't handle long file names.

Don

Stephen Tall wrote:
>
> This get even more curiouser.....
>
> It now appears that if a drawing exhibits this problem, opening it in V7 and
> saving as a SKF the SKD file foes back to how it should be when viewed in
> V2.1! Anway I have finally managed to convince the opo to start using V7,
> although he complains it takes twice as long to do anything. In my opinion
> it's alot better than 2.1, certainly alot more WYSYWIG anyway.
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uwe_h1212
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-04-2001
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Re: Rotating Text in 2.1

01-17-2001 06:35 PM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
I also like to stay with AS2.1. My idea is that you use true type fonts instead of shx-fonts. TTF are not really WYSIWYG, but shx are!
Regards, Uwe
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