After a long research process I couldn't find a way to write a text into a number. Writing them all one by one takes too long and any other way used to fill shapes with texts didn't work.

I would be grateful if someone could guide me using Inkscape. - Or Gimp maybe. I'm trying to fill in 17 with student names.

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  • How shall it look like? There are multiple options thinkable. Oct 19, 2016 at 2:08

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First you should convert the number into a path. Then, you should be able to get your whole text to flow into the shape as described in the manual:

To create a linked flowed text object, select a text object and one or more shape/path objects. Then use the Text → Flow into Frame (Alt+W) command.

If you tried that already, what exactly is not working?

  • Hi @juancho tell me where I am wrong.
    – KeithN
    Oct 18, 2016 at 6:59
  • 1. I add 1 then I convert it to a path using "Object to Path". 2. I choose my text then "1" I converted and when I press Flow into Frame nothing happens. I appreciate your help. Thank you.
    – KeithN
    Oct 18, 2016 at 7:03
  • Juancho answer seems reasonable. Can you attach your SVG file to your question? Oct 20, 2016 at 13:59

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