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Jennifer

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How to cut text shapes out of other shapes?
« on: May 09, 2023, 11:51:49 AM »
Is there a way that I can place text shapes like letters, numbers, and special characters inside a larger shape and them fragment the group to get individual pieces?



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Re: How to cut text shapes out of other shapes?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2023, 12:54:41 PM »
What??? Confused.  Aren't those shapes already individual?

Do you mean something akin to word art?  See.JuneTheSecond's development..http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1006.msg4874#msg4874
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Re: How to cut text shapes out of other shapes?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2023, 01:23:55 PM »
What??? Confused.  Aren't those shapes already individual?

Those are 2 text boxes, one with 3 letters, the other with 5. If I fragment the group, I get this:

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Do you mean something akin to word art?  See.JuneTheSecond's development..http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1006.msg4874#msg4874
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No, I just want to be able to place text outlines.
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Re: How to cut text shapes out of other shapes?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2023, 01:38:56 PM »
The short answer is no. 

Fonts are not handled the same way as shapes.  That's where word art comes into play.  Alternatively, there are some programs that can convert the font outline to a "path", thus creating a shape.  Don't know of any free versions.

PowerPoint has a word art function.  Dont think it imports into Visio very well.  You might try Visio into Power Point...perhaps  more recent of Word.  Beyond that, Affinity Designer can do the transformation, but not sure about how well it imports into Visio.
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Re: How to cut text shapes out of other shapes?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2023, 03:32:20 PM »
Ok, thanks
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Re: How to cut text shapes out of other shapes?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2023, 07:07:15 PM »
I googled converting text to shape in Power Point.  Here's basic process:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=convert+text+to+shape+in+powerpoint&docid=603504817071477123&mid=82B9FD8CA958589D62D882B9FD8CA958589D62D8&view=detail&FORM=VIREHT

Looks like it could be useful.  As shapes, they could be imported into Visio as bitmaps and the limitations thereof.
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