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Unread 30-10-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
Meenie
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Can you outline font?

I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use a
light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as I'd
like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
Thanks!
 
Unread 30-10-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: Can you outline font?

I'm sure there are graphics programs out there that can do that but I can't
name any specifically right now. Publisher can't do what you want. Did you
look at WordArt and see if you can work with any of those options?

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"Meenie" <Meenie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use
>a
> light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as
> I'd
> like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
> Thanks!



 
Unread 30-10-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
Meenie
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Re: Can you outline font?

I did the title with word art, but then it's a whole page of text... too much
for word art. Thanks for the help
I just made the picture a little lighter and went with the bright yellow.
Wanted to see the picture better, but it'll do for now.
Thanks!

"JoAnn Paules" wrote:

> I'm sure there are graphics programs out there that can do that but I can't
> name any specifically right now. Publisher can't do what you want. Did you
> look at WordArt and see if you can work with any of those options?
>
> --
> JoAnn Paules
> MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
>
> ~~~~~
> How to ask a question
> http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
>
>
> "Meenie" <Meenie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2ED42D99-4406-4007-BA06-18AE4400C090@microsoft.com...
> >I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use
> >a
> > light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as
> > I'd
> > like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
> > Thanks!

>
>
>

 
Unread 30-10-2007, 08:08 PM   #4
eezzell
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RE: Can you outline font?

If under Format, Font you choose Outline and Shadow it stops the background
from showing through the outline which might, might be closer to what you
want.
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Computing should be about insight, not numbers or flash.


"Meenie" wrote:

> I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use a
> light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as I'd
> like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
> Thanks!

 
Unread 31-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
Carrie
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Re: Can you outline font?


"Meenie" <Meenie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2ED42D99-4406-4007-BA06-18AE4400C090@microsoft.com...
>I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use
>a
> light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as
> I'd
> like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
> Thanks!



Programs like Paint Shop Pro has fill color and stroke, and you can use
one or both. LIke you could use yellow font and black stroke to outline it.

I don't know h ow you'd get it in Publisher after that. Unless it was
saved as a jpg, etc and imported (copy/paste doesn't seem to work good- nice
and clear, at least the times I've tried it)

Theres's a font called BASIC FONT which is only outline. I don't know if
it would work, if you could do it, but if you had the font you want
already, you might get Basic (which you can download free from font sites)
and type over what you have. This probably wouldn't work unless maybe what
you have it simple and big.

There's also the option of bolding the font you have?

Also, print it out, take a black pen or marker and draw around the font,
and scan it back in? Or use basic font and color it in, in some way (which
would require an art program, too)

I know what you are saying you'd like, but seems like you'll need
something different and creative to do it in Publisher. Maybe just change
your font and/or background colors in some way.

Even when I've done this in Paint Shop Pro, etc (put a different color
stroke on the font I'm using) it doesn't usually look good. Looks kind of
messy. I have used it for simple and big words, like black outline and
graduant colors for the letters.

~ Carrie


 
Unread 31-10-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
Carrie
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Re: Can you outline font?


"eezzell" <eezzell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> If under Format, Font you choose Outline and Shadow it stops the
> background
> from showing through the outline which might, might be closer to what you
> want.


There's also the fill/no fill option for the text box. That would show the
text on a white, or different colored background in the box. But it could
be changed just in back of the font, even slightly, to maybe make the font
show up better. It might be hard to get y ellow font to show up good on
anything, except a really dark color. Though it would cover up part of the
picture in back.

Isn't there a bold (for the font)?

I can't remember and would h ave to open it to check.

I have made pictures and affirmations on them, but in Paint Shop Pro,
where you can outline the letters (stroke)

Actually, now that I think of it, I did import some of these into
Publisher to print as notecards.

But this would require setting the pictures and font up first in an art
program.

~Carrie




> --
> Computing should be about insight, not numbers or flash.
>
>
> "Meenie" wrote:
>
>> I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to
>> use a
>> light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as
>> I'd
>> like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
>> Thanks!



 
Unread 01-11-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
Meenie
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RE: Can you outline font?

Thanks eezzell,
That does help althouth isn't quite what I was hoping for But it's
definitely better!
I had to play with different fonts - it makes the font white with the color
as a border (outlined). The problem is the outline isn't very pronounced.
In word art I can do it and make a good strong line around the word but
can't do word art for the whole document... well I COULD but egads! lol
Thanks!
Meenie

"eezzell" wrote:

> If under Format, Font you choose Outline and Shadow it stops the background
> from showing through the outline which might, might be closer to what you
> want.
> --
> Computing should be about insight, not numbers or flash.
>
>
> "Meenie" wrote:
>
> > I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use a
> > light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as I'd
> > like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
> > Thanks!

 
Unread 01-11-2007, 03:08 PM   #8
Meenie
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Re: Can you outline font?

Thanks Carrie, '
I do bold it, but it doesn't help much. Eezzell's idea of outline and shadow
help a little (had to play with fonts to find one that worked best) but still
not quite what I'd hoped for, but was better.
Word Art does it great, and if it was a poster with just a few words would
be the solution, but this is a document and while it could be done with word
art, would be a real pain! and take forever.
Thanks for your input!

"Carrie" wrote:

>
> "Meenie" <Meenie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2ED42D99-4406-4007-BA06-18AE4400C090@microsoft.com...
> >I have a picture on my background and it's a little darkish. I want to use
> >a
> > light font, like a dark yellow, but it still doesn't show up as well as
> > I'd
> > like. Is there a way to outline the font with another color?
> > Thanks!

>
>
> Programs like Paint Shop Pro has fill color and stroke, and you can use
> one or both. LIke you could use yellow font and black stroke to outline it.
>
> I don't know h ow you'd get it in Publisher after that. Unless it was
> saved as a jpg, etc and imported (copy/paste doesn't seem to work good- nice
> and clear, at least the times I've tried it)
>
> Theres's a font called BASIC FONT which is only outline. I don't know if
> it would work, if you could do it, but if you had the font you want
> already, you might get Basic (which you can download free from font sites)
> and type over what you have. This probably wouldn't work unless maybe what
> you have it simple and big.
>
> There's also the option of bolding the font you have?
>
> Also, print it out, take a black pen or marker and draw around the font,
> and scan it back in? Or use basic font and color it in, in some way (which
> would require an art program, too)
>
> I know what you are saying you'd like, but seems like you'll need
> something different and creative to do it in Publisher. Maybe just change
> your font and/or background colors in some way.
>
> Even when I've done this in Paint Shop Pro, etc (put a different color
> stroke on the font I'm using) it doesn't usually look good. Looks kind of
> messy. I have used it for simple and big words, like black outline and
> graduant colors for the letters.
>
> ~ Carrie
>
>
>

 
 

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