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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — placing text in a closed shape

Let's walk through an example of how to place the words "Twinkle, twinkle little star" into a star object:

  1. First create a star in a new Inkscape document.
  2. Select the Create and Edit Text tool from the toolbox and type the text onto the canvas.
    Time for action — placing text in a closed shape
  3. Select both the text and the star. Then from the main menu, choose Text and then Flow into Frame. Instantly, you'll see that the text is placed, as best as it can be, within the confines of the shape.
    Time for action — placing text in a closed shape
  4. Feel free to manipulate the text to make it look just right, even ...

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