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EazyDraw, support for advanced text layout OS-X

Contour or Rotated Text (referred to as annotations):

Any graphic may have associated Annotation text. This text can remain hidden from the drawing to serve as note, or a URL link. If shown on the drawing it is attached to the graphics Bezier curve. The text can be rotated, typeset on the contour of the curve, anchored to some point on the curve, mirrored, or flipped. Graphics may also have inserted normal text.

Easy to edit and modify (use the annotation palette):

A separate text view is provided for editing the text. Editing is live and interactive. Changes appear on the drawing as they are made, this means you see changes as you type - no need to "right" the text try a change then see how it is typeset. Cut, copy, paste all work as expected. All fonts on your system are available for the contoured text. Spell check works seamlessly with annotations.

Typesetting and Text Layout:

OS X's advanced typesetting and text layout capability is accessible from EazyDraw's text interface. Kern, baseline, line spacing, oblique, and font selection and more. Use either the Graphic Details drawer, your OS X system Font panel, or third party font manager utilities directly from EazyDraw.

Classic Font Menu Too:

EazyDraw is a Cocoa application and provides an OS X compliant Font interface. However, there are cases where the Classic OS 9 font menu is required, such as when importing Classic Mac drawing files (MacDraw, or Claris Draw). In some cases third party utilities that are based on OS 9 technology require an application to posses the old style long form font menu. For these reasons EazyDraw provides the long form font menu as a sub-menu that doesn't interfere with the modern OS X style user interface. It is also sometimes helpful to be able to refer to the older style font names with this menu.

Convert Text To Bezier Paths:

You can convert typeset text to Bezier paths with a simple menu command. All style and font attributes are used to produce an exact faithful representation in the form of fully editable Bezier paths. These are often useful when exporting to EPS or PDF data formats, the converted paths do not require support for particular fonts on other systems interpreting the exported file.

Stretch Text:

Text graphics are integrated into you drawing in a bounding box that defines the area used to typeset and layout the text. You can resize the bounding box, or use the small blue stretch controls to interactively stretch or compress the text contents with a simple click and drag action.

EazyDraw download is a 13 meg universal binary optimized for both the Intel and PowerPC Mac processors, run on Leopard or Tiger, Panther and Jaguar version available
The download is a disk image file (dmg), its size is 23 Meg.

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