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Splitting Text Areas

A text area or text-path can be split into a group containing text areas each consisting of a single character. The original alternative LaTeX text will be lost. (No mappings will be used.)

For example, in Figure 8.51(a) there is a single text area containing the seven characters that make up the word "Rainbow". This text area was then converted into a group of seven text areas using Transform->Split Text. The group was then ungrouped (see Figure 8.51(b)) and each text area was then given a different text colour resulting in the image shown in Figure 8.51(c).

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Figure 8.51: Splitting a text area: (a) original text area; (b) split and ungroup; (c) apply separate colours to each of the new text areas.

Note that if you split a text-path, you will lose the underlying path as the result will be a group of text areas. For example, the text-path shown in Figure 8.52(a) was split to create a group containing seven text areas.

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Figure 8.52: Splitting a text path: (a) original text path; (b) split and ungroup; (c) apply separate colours to each of the new text areas.



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