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Working with Art Text


Business Card Composer integrates with the Art Text application (purchased separately). Due to this, graphics created in Art Text can be easily handled in Business Card Composer.

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Art text in Business Card Composer is an object with special properties. In Business Card Composer, you can operate with it as with an image, but the object contains the original text available for further modification. Graphics created in Art Text (text, logos, etc.) are called "Art Text objects" in this documentation.

For inserting an Art Text object into a Business Card Composer document, the Art Text application should be installed on your computer.

The Art Text application creates an image from ordinary text (or another image), allows you to apply effects and transformations, and then sends the image to Business Card Composer.
Business Card Composer uses the Link Back technology to send an art text object back into Art Text for modification upon double clicking on the object.

To insert an Art Text object:

  1. Choose the Insert > Art Text... menu command or click the Art Text icon in the toolbar.

  2. Type your text and change the effect parameters in the Art Text application.

  3. Click the Link Back... button in Art Text to send the modified image to Business Card Composer.

 

To modify an Art Text object:

  1. Select an Art Text object and choose the Edit in Art Text command in the Edit menu or double-click on the Art Text object.

  2. Make the necessary changes in the Art Text application.

  3. Click the Link Back... button in Art Text to send the modified image to Business Card Composer.

 

To remove an Art Text object, select it and press the Delete key.

Note:
1. Only images made in the Art Text application can be sent back for editing to Art Text.
2. After some modifications (like applying Core Image filters in Image Tricks plug-in), an Art Text object may turn into an ordinary image that can no longer be changed in Art Text.

 

To learn more about Art Text or download the program, see the product web page:
http://www.belightsoft.com/products/arttext/

To learn more about Link Back, see the official web site:
http://www.linkbackproject.org

 


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