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On 06/08/2017 11:57 PM, Dave wrote:
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From: Steve Edmonds <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:47:03 +1200

On 09/06/17 00:01, Dave wrote:
On 08.06.2017 12:41, Steve Edmonds wrote:
Trying to imitate a layout from MS word (words around a circle) in

I can enter the words, get the shape, colour, etc. but in writer can't
change the font.
If I do the same in draw the properties side bar has Character where I
can change the font.
In writer the sidebar does not have Character.
Am I missing something, help appreciated.
Hi Steve,

Double click on the Fontworks object to access the underlying text.
Select/highlight (eg. Shift + Home keys) the displayed text and choose
the required font from the style drop-down or that sidebar thing.
Click  outside of the Fontworks object to finish.
Note: Fontworks is converting normal fonts into vector shapes, so some
results may not always be pleasing.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Dave, but that didn't work. The highlighted text changes (and
stays changed) but the changes don't go show in the fontwork text. LO
5.1 and 5.2, OSX, Win and Linux.
Hi Steve,

That's odd. I don't have access to OSX, but the method described has
always worked for me going back several versions on both Linux & Win.
According to Jomali's post it also works on OSX.

I have tried a number of configuration settings to to try and make it
fail, but it continued to work as described

I don't know if it will help you track down the issue, but am cc'ing you
with an attached Writer document containing 2 Fontwork graphics. The top
one uses the "Comic Sans MS" font and the lower one uses the "Liberation
Sans" font. When you open it both Fontwork objects should display as per
their underlying font shapes. If not, I can only guess that something?
is adrift in your configuration settings.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


Question - If Fontworks creates a vector file image, why can't you just use your favorite vector graphics package to create a "fancy" looking text graphics?

That is what I do. I use to use Fontworks, but ended up using packages like Inkscape and Corel Draw. It was just plain easier for me to use. I have been using Corel Draw - on and off - long before LibreOffice came out.

I tend to use whatever package I know how to use, instead of trying to learn packages like Draw. I take the easiest way of doing things, and using the packages that are easiest for me to use.

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