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I have a need to be able to autosize text in a paragraph box to fit a specific height, and have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to do this. Using expressions and the scale property to fit the text is not a good solution for me. It would be really nice if Adobe had a way to easily tell if text in a paragraph text box was overflowing the box. ...


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Yes, there are several ways it can be done, or rather ways to work around the problem. Here are a few off the top of my head. The following examples use Illustrator CC, but the same should be possible in CS6. I don't have an old copy available to demonstrate. Select the text box with the Selection Tool (V). In the tool options along the top, engage the ...


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Inkscape has an Extension called Hershey Text which can convert text into single stroke letters. Basically type some text with the text tool, and make sure the text box is selected. Then do Extensions > Text > Hershey Text, and choose one of the 1-stroke fonts. Example


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Using GIMP, I found the following improved the text in a photographed image that was quite grey: Colours > Levels > Auto Input levels > ok > File > overwrite


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You can try to install autotrace, it has a --centerline-trace option. Then you can vectorize your pixel-graphics, from the command-line. However it is difficult to get the latest release to work properly on Linux. I have installed it from the .deb package, but there were dependency problems. Recently I've noticed that Inkscape Inkscape 1.1.1 (I have 1:1.1+...


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Full stop if the quote is a complete sentence. You should use an ellipsis if it's not. Note that size of punctuation doesn't always have to match the size of the text. There is some room for "artistic freedom" when implementing punctuation on more decorative type. Lack of punctuation is an error, unless it's for some "artsy-fartsy" reason....


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You can use the free multi-platform program Inkscape to accomplish your task. It is necessary to save the text as paths in SVG format. Import the paths and use the stroke/fill tool (Shift-Ctrl-F) to set the stroke width to the desired size. (2nd image) Use Path, Stroke to Path to convert the outline of the text to independent paths. (3rd image) Use Boolean (...


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I've done spot UV before and you don't need to cut text from the shapes. Just leave the text (outlined) white. Printers will not print white so that is how you do it. The next step is to duplicate the text you want as spot UV, colour it with a new spot colour (you can even rename the color as spot UV) and on the attributes panel set it to overprint. Printers ...


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