Talk:KOffice/Tutorials/Artistic Text Shape

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This page mentions a Freehand Path Drawing Tool. However, KWord does not seem to have such a tool (as of version 2.0.2). Is it a feature of a previous version, that has yet to be implemented for KDE 4? Users are bound to be confused and frustrated if they try to follow this tutorial. Unless someone modifies it I think it is best to discard it, or at least alert users that this tutorial is relevant for older versions of KOffice only. --Claus chr October 12 2009

I just discovered that my remarks above are unfounded. The tutorial can be followed in Karbon14, and when I copied the combined path and artistic test shape and then pasted it into KWord, the freehand tool magically appeared in the tool box. It seem, that it remains availlable the next time KWord is started. I have not been able to find a way to activate the freehand tool from within KWord, though. I feel that we need an explanation in the tutorial. Does anyone know of a simple way to activate the freehand tool? --Claus chr October 12 2009


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Propose to remove this page or redirect to Calligra111:43, 14 May 2014
Need to make it clear that text must be selected.106:18, 11 August 2013

Propose to remove this page or redirect to Calligra

KOffice has not been released for 2+ years. Remove to avoid confusion for now. We'll be happy to re-introduce them here when they are available.

Jarosław Staniek (talk)21:23, 13 May 2014


Yurchor (talk)11:43, 14 May 2014

Need to make it clear that text must be selected.

It was not clear to me when I first tried it, nor after reading this tutorial that the text must be selected (e.g. click and drag across or hold shift and move cursor with arrow keys to highlight). I thought the whole artistic text worked on one font/style/size like Inkscape or GIMP's text tools, so I was unsuccessful at changing it until I found I had to select. I nearly filled out a bug report on it before I made that discovery. (Incidentally, if triple-clicking the text to "select all" worked, I would have discovered it earlier.)

fishbone (talk)00:14, 11 August 2013

KOffice/Calligra is based on "forms", so to select for the corresponding tool should be used (an arrow tool).

Can you share some thoughts on what exactly should be changed in the tutorial to make it more understandable?

Thanks in advance for your answer.

Yurchor (talk)06:18, 11 August 2013

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