[SOLVED] Text with Clip to Rectangle

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jby601
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[SOLVED] Text with Clip to Rectangle

Post by jby601 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:07 pm

Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, QCAD Pro 3.24.2.0

'Clip to Rectangle' decomposes the letters of text into their constituent segments.

To reproduce: enter text (I used Deja Vu Sans). Modify > Clip to Rectangle. Draw a box around the text. Letters are decomposed and can no longer be edited as text.
Last edited by jby601 on Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:15 am, edited 1 time in total.

CVH
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Re: Text with Clip to Rectangle

Post by CVH » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:53 pm

Confirmed.
For 'Clip to Rectangle' to work the entities are exploded before clipping.
Furthermore no font has 'clipped' Glyphs.

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CVH
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Husky
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Re: Text with Clip to Rectangle

Post by Husky » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:56 pm

jby601 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:07 pm
'Clip to Rectangle' decomposes the letters of text into their constituent segments.
Yes, this tool needs to explode the entities before it can exercises the clip.
jby601 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Letters are decomposed and can no longer be edited as text.
Common practice is to have such text on a separate layer. Lock this layer or toggle it to invisible and your text stays untouched ...
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Re: [SOLVED] Text with Clip to Rectangle

Post by jby601 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 am

Thank you @CVH and @Husky.

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