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Problem with changing size of text

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CDubs Posted: Wed, May 21 2008 11:12

I am having a problem with cutting the size of text that I want. On the main working screen I type in the specific dimensions of the text that I want to cut ( I have a graphtec cutter). When I pull up "Cut/Plot" in the dialog box under Job Size....the size is NEVER what I have specified. It is normally smaller.
I will then type the dimensions into the Job Size field and cut the letter. BUT when I cut the letter......it is not the size I typed into the job size.

I really need help on this! I'm very frustrated.

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CDubs:

I am having a problem with cutting the size of text that I want. On the main working screen I type in the specific dimensions of the text that I want to cut ( I have a graphtec cutter). When I pull up "Cut/Plot" in the dialog box under Job Size....the size is NEVER what I have specified. It is normally smaller.
I will then type the dimensions into the Job Size field and cut the letter. BUT when I cut the letter......it is not the size I typed into the job size.

I really need help on this! I'm very frustrated.

If you specify the size of the type (font) to be 2 inches and you come up short of that when you go to cut, is a very simple explanation.

The fonts have both, decenders and ascenders. When you look, as an example, the letter 'h', you see the character and its ascender the upper stroke of the 'h'). When you look at the letter 'y', you see the character with it's descender (the lower stroke of the 'y').

In normal typography, the character size in height, includes the ascender and the descender and a nominal blank space of a point or two, between two lines of characters abutted against each other if it is specified as part of the font being used.

In other words, a 2 inch letter includes, at a minimum, the space for the body of the character, plus space for ascender, plus space for the descender.

To circumnavigate this, you can convert your text to curves and then adjust the height of the converted text (curves) to the size that you want to cut.

 

 

HuMJohn aka Hugh Johnson

CDubs replied on Wed, May 21 2008 16:01

 Thanks for your help!

If you have any further suggestions for ease of editing text, I would appreciate it!

This is the stupidest feature I've ever known. In the real world of signmaking the font size is the height of a flat top and flat bottom letter such as an A or a T

x4 replied on Mon, Oct 21 2013 14:16

Hi CDubs.

Here are a few coreldraw.com users ,masters and employers who can help you, who don't have any problems with Corel Draw and CorelDraw works fine in their pc . Also, here are a lot of CDR users who have a lot of problems and wait to be resolved their problems but as i see these users who don't have any problems with Corel Draw now they sleeps or drink a coffe in Stockholm , or other watch the footbal match in Brasil or others still celebrates the canadian thanksgiving. I hope they will help you.

MikeWe replied on Mon, Oct 21 2013 16:36

Good that you reopened an old thread.

If CorelDraw, which conforms to graphic arts applications since their inception, doesn't work how you want it to, then use a "real world of signmaking" software. Whatever that is.

Or, you can set up a simple template with guidelines to ensure the dimensions of the ascender and baseline of the font you are using fit the dimensions you desire.

Mek replied on Mon, Oct 21 2013 16:50

rbischoff:

This is the stupidest feature I've ever known. In the real world of signmaking the font size is the height of a flat top and flat bottom letter such as an A or a T

I understand that ignorance (lack of knowledge) can be frustrating, but only clever man accepts this insufficiency and can try to remove it. Or you can live with your ignorance, but please don’t bother other visitors of this forum that came here to widen their knowledge or try to help other visitors on friendly basis.

It’s only up to you to which group you want to belong in. 

 

If you want learning something new and be less frustrated look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface_anatomy

 

Best regards,

Mek

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x4:
I hope they will help you.

They probably will!  They are a bunch of good guys!

Why do you Troll these forums? There are millions of CDR users who work with the software every day and get the job done.

If you are so unhappy with the software why don't you buy a copy of Illustrator and use that because apparently it does everything you want.

It would probably reduce your stress levels and you would then probably have some time to enjoy yourself as well, like watching the football or drinking coffee or a beer with you mates! Beer

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Mek:
It’s only up to you to which group you want to belong in. 

 

Good one Mek! Yes

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Chris Wills:

Mek:
It’s only up to you to which group you want to belong in. 

 

Good one Mek! Yes

Here, here!!! Beer

 

Let not the one who says it can't be done interrupt the one who is doing it.

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