• Quick question

    Posted by graficxpress on August 31, 2004 at 8:15 am

    A customer has sent me a font for some window stickers he has ordered. The font is Arail Unicode MS. In word it is possible to put the font in bold and italic But when I use it in CorelDraw (I am cutting from coreldraw) I cannot put the font in Bold or Italic. Does anyone know why it is doing this?

    CorelDraw 11 btw

    (I bet there is a really simple answer :lol1: )

    Alan replied 19 years, 9 months ago 7 Members · 14 Replies
  • 14 Replies
  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 8:27 am

    I think they call it Microsoft ! (:)

    Word I believe alters the fonts appearance, doesn’t mean it is a genuine Italic.

    I may be wrong.

  • Mark Shipley

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 10:09 am

    A quick work-around in Corel would be to first convert it to curves, add a thick outline to the text then ‘slant’ the text.

    If you get stuck let me know and I’ll do a step by step thingy :lol1:

    Mark

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 11:50 am

    Could you not just install/import the font into Corel?
    I can do that with Gerber GA.
    Please don’t design in Word!
    That privilege is specifically for customers! πŸ˜‰
    Love…..Jill

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 11:56 am

    Gill
    Word has this wonderfull thing in that it can turn fonts to italic even if the original font is not italic. So you copy and past to corel and hey the font isn’t a proper ttf so will only show as the normal font in corel.

    If I had to do it I think I would save as eps an inport as curves to corel.

    Tim.

  • Colin Crow

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 12:28 pm

    When I’ve got stuck with this problem in the past I have ended up printing to laser from word, scanning and then vectorising the bitmap. However, Flexi’s vectorising program is sooo much better than Corel 11 so depending on the complexity this might not be feasible.

    Good luck

    Col

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 12:37 pm

    What a lot of work πŸ™
    Surely print to file as an .prn or .ps file.
    Inport into Corel as EPS/PRN curves.
    Keeping everything as vectors lot easier than scanning.

  • graficxpress

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 12:57 pm

    Just tried print to file, then importing it to corel but it won’t let me import it πŸ˜• .

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 1:00 pm

    what option are you importing with?

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 1:02 pm

    what option are you importing with?

  • davebrittain

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 1:11 pm

    if you send me the file ille see if i can open it in corell save it in corell and send it you back davebrittain@lycos.co.uk

  • graficxpress

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 3:55 pm

    sent

    thanks πŸ˜€

  • graficxpress

    Member
    September 2, 2004 at 6:58 am

    anyone got any ideas?

  • graficxpress

    Member
    September 2, 2004 at 7:03 am
    quote Vivid:

    what option are you importing with?

    File > Import

  • Alan

    Member
    September 2, 2004 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve managed to enter Arial Unicode text into a drawing in OpenOffice.org and export it as .eps

    The problem is the bold characters or not formed correctly, see bellow. Why not use ordinary Arial. The weights vary slightly but that’s all.

    Alan

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