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Contour Or Just An Angle

Annotated text may be associated with any graphic. Position text relative to the curve and slope of the curve at any position along the curve. It is so easy to get a professional look, no secret hand shakes with the key board. Every graphic accepts annotation text, just click a check box and go.

macOS's Type Setting Capability

All the built-in typesetting and text layout capability of OS X works fully with oriented text. No limitation on font, font size, text color, style. Any font available to your system is available for oriented text. Design with Unicode text and all the fonts provided with OS X. Convert any of these to editable Bezier Glyph curves.

Integrated with Spell Check and Find

Spell check as you go. Spell check just a selection or the entire document. Use system dictionaries, accepted words are saved with the drawing. This all works with normal text and curved or annotated text.

Live Bezier Edit and Text Flow

Live interactive control of text flowing along a Bezier curve. Use the normal Bezier control knobs to view and modify text position and orientation to get just the effect needed. Show the text as reverse (direction), mirror, flipped or combinations, whatever it takes to achieve the desired effect. Live viewable editing of both the flow path of the text and the text, including style, font size, etc.

Use any of your Fonts

No limitations for annotations, any font installed on your OS X system is available for use in Annotation. Assign Font, Font Face, Font Size to all or individual ranges of annotation text. Even apply Outline Font, fill and stroke color, drop shadow - all work fine with annotation text.

Convert Text to Bezier
Convert typeset or curved text to fully editable Bezier paths, then it gets really interesting. Advanced special effects like gradient fills, and color blends can be used with the editable paths. Fine tune character positions and angles, and be certain that everything will publish exactly as designed - on any system.
Edit Live
Edit in a normal fashion on the Annotation Panel and see the results as changes are made. No need to "type at an angle" or have you text "jump" back to an editing position. See the layout live on your drawing as you spacing, font size, kerning, or wording -- see the results and possibilities.
Mirror, Reverse, Flipped
Several selections -these are often needed for readability or special effects. If you think of text going around a foot-ball shape, the text on the top is OK but on the bottom it needs to be reversed and flipped --an easy step with EazyDraw use-just select this orientation from a popup menu.
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