GIMP :: Create Path From Text Option Missing?

Jun 24, 2012

I'd like to outline some text, so I went to the Text tool, entered the words, highlighted them and then looked for the button that would let me create an outline path. It's not there. Plain and simple. There's an empty space between "language: English" and the tool pre-set buttons. I checked under the paths dialog, but the option isn't there, either.

I've never used the text menu before - actually, I've just never used GIMP before. Perhaps I'm missing something obvious? I read a couple of tutorials, but none of them said that you had to do anything other than highlight the text to make the "create path from text" option appear.

I'm using 2.8 and Windows XP.

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GIMP :: Text Along Path Option Is Missing

Feb 7, 2013

I have recently installed Gimp 2.8.2, then reinstalled 2.8.4 because the Text Along Path option was missing from the Text Editor options. I was using this tool just fine in an older version so I knew the in's and out's of it then.

As you can see from the attachment, I believe I have all the necessary items in place. In other words, I have a path, which shows in the path dialog. I have text that was created after the path. In the picture, the Text Editor is currently selected while the path is showing in the dialog but the Text Along Path option is missing.

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Nov 20, 2012

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May 17, 2012

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May 23, 2013

I have no problem getting my text along a path but I am having trouble getting the text and the path to align so that the center of the text element is centered on the path.

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Jan 29, 2013

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May 13, 2012

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I'm an occasional Gimp user and am having a problem tryingto create some CD/DVD labels. I want to put text on a curved path but haven't beenable to get a persistent path.

I've followed instructions in the help manual and from the "Beginning GIMP" bookabout creating a path but the path won't display after switching to a differenttool.

These screenshot links show:1) Using brush selected for path

[URL].... Using line selected for path
[URL]...Resulting path (same for both types)

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Mar 21, 2012

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Apr 1, 2013

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Oct 1, 2013

I've been using gimp occasionally here and there but never anything complicated. Now I want to make a text string appear along a path. I thought it would be easy, but after googling some how-to's I found a source of infinite frustration.

The thing is that the paths of string letters are almost never the way I want them to be. Although I tried a rather time consuming workaround for my task, it really bugs me that I was not able to use a built in feature.

Troubleshooting info: tried both gimp 2.8.2 and latest i could get 2.8.6 for windows, running win 7 x64

1. select path tool and create some path
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and this is what I get (made the original path (red) and string's path (blue) visible):

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How would I get text letters to run along a path evenly spaced when the path begins at a fixed point in the middle of the screen?

I've read about:
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2) Incorporating subsequent delay times in the layer names
3) Manipulating the From and To points in the path setup.

I just could not seem to modify the instruction from the "FOLLOW" tut to my situation. See attachments. The jumbled up letters on the first attachment are circled in red.

t1dAttached File(s) Text Space 1.JPG (63.71K)
Number of downloads: 19 Test Space 3.JPG (68.21K)
Number of downloads: 20

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