Help with Autosizing of VDP text

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Help with Autosizing of VDP text

Post by N.E.stickers » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:13 pm

I have a VDP text field in my Versaworks document.

I want the text to be autosized, but not just width ways. I'd like it to fit the box top to bottom too, even if it stretches the font a little. Is this possible please?

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Re: Help with Autosizing of VDP text

Post by N.E.stickers » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:13 pm

If not, is there a manual way of resizing the text. When I increase the font size and turn off autosizing, it just resizes in proportion and some of the text disappears out of the box.

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Re: Help with Autosizing of VDP text

Post by Kai Perry » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:57 am

There is no way to accomplish this as the font would have to be stretched instead of auto sized. You would have to create the data in a different way.
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Re: Help with Autosizing of VDP text

Post by Joe Wigzell » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:59 am

You cold chose a taller font with closer kerning?
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Re: Help with Autosizing of VDP text

Post by N.E.stickers » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:20 am

Thanks for the replies - unfortunately, it specifically has to be this font.

Has anyone used a good font editor other than font forge and bird font?

I literally, just need to drag the font taller and save a copy.

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Re: Help with Autosizing of VDP text

Post by N.E.stickers » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 pm

Just to follow up on this incase it was of any interest to anyone - I used a website called "MyScriptFont". You download a template, draw your font into the boxes (or in my case I copied the font in Photoshop but stretched it taller as per my original intention) and then re-upload the template to the website, where it converts it into a TTF for you.

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