Putting text on a path


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Putting text on a path

One of the most overlooked but extremely valuable tools in QuarkXPress is text on a path, which is where text follows the shape of a path. In this movie, we'll learn how to create a straight text path, a curved text path and a circular text path. So let's begin a new project, and just except the defaults. Now, text on a path follows the same rules that every other item in QuarkXPress does, which is there is the item and there is the content. In this case, the item will be either a line or a Bezier curve, or potentially a circle or a square.

So let's start with the Line tool and create an item. Here is our item. If you want to make it exactly horizontal or vertical, you can just hold down the Shift key, and that's going to constrain it to 45 degree angles. Now once we have created our line, the only thing you have to do to add text to it is get the Text Content tool, and double-click right on the line. From there, you can type all the text you'd like, and you can for...

Putting text on a path
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Putting text on a path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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Design
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QuarkXPress
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