Text Along Arc






This AppleWorks script copies each character in the selected text frame to successive positions along the selected arc.



This is one of 40 scripts in the Enhancement Pack for AppleWorks.


The “Text Along Arc” item is in the Drawing sub-menu of AppleWorks Scripts Menu.

To use the script:
    1. Draw an arc
    2. Select “Reshape” in the Arrange Menu.
    3. Reshape the arc to the desired start and end angle.
    4. Draw a text frame.
    5. Enter the desired text and format as required.
    6. Select both the arc and text frame. (AplleWorks 6 operates on the selected objects, AppleWorks 5 uses the front objects).
    7. Select “Text Along Arc” from the Scripts Menu.
    8. If you are happy with the result, delete the original arc and text.

Before: After:

This version does not allow for:
    1. Rotated arc (but a reshaped arc is followed).
    2. Stretched arc so it is not circular. The letters will bunch up at the narrow end of the arc.

To print on a non-PostScript printer without jagged edges, enable Fractional Character Widths.

Operates on the selected graphic objects, in the drawing area of a document.

This script works with AppleWorks 6 and AppleWorks 5 .

Only registered users are permitted to use the supplied files after 14 days or edit them.

This script is included in the Enhancement Pack for AppleWorks, not supplied separately.

This script is read only. The action statements are:

make new text frame at front with data thisCharacter with properties {rotation:rotationAngle, bounds:newBounds}
set text body of front text frame to thisCharacter --

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