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Scribus => Layout Issues => Topic started by: Guillaume on February 03, 2018, 02:32:12 am

Title: mesh distortion
Post by: Guillaume on February 03, 2018, 02:32:12 am
Have a text frame with text.  Want to make a text flag flapping in the wind.  Highlight the frame and go to Item>>mesh distortion.   All I get is Flatten/Path.  Just can't get it right.   What's missing on my part?
Title: Re: mesh distortion
Post by: GarryP on February 03, 2018, 10:34:04 am
The Mesh Distortion tool - along with the other Path Tools - only works with vectors and not text.
To use the tool with text you need to convert the text to outlines first: menu "Item -> Convert To -> Outlines".
(Remember to make a duplicate before you convert so you have a copy to go back to if the tool doesn't work the way you expected and because once the text has been converted it is no longer editable as text.)
Title: Re: mesh distortion
Post by: Guillaume on February 06, 2018, 12:37:32 am
That was the logical and simplest move to do. Thank you.
Title: Re: mesh distortion
Post by: GarryP on February 07, 2018, 11:12:59 am
You're welcome. It's worth noting that the Undo function doesn't work well with the Mesh Distortion tool so making a copy before you distort will save you a lot of time and bother.