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Reverse lettering [closed]

asked 2019-03-30 11:54:27 +0200

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updated 2019-03-30 17:35:14 +0200

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I want to be able to print letters in reverse to what is typed so I can burn the letters onto the back of a glass/plastic sheet using a dremel. How do I go about producing the reversed text in LO please?

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answered 2019-03-30 12:58:52 +0200

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updated 2019-03-30 17:31:06 +0200

Open Draw. Insert a text box and write your text. Format the text in the right size. Select the text box and right click on the frame. From the drop-down menu select Transform>In Curve.

Mark the text. Select in the sidebar (open sidebar = Ctrl + F5), at the bottom "Mirror horizontally".

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Did you imagine it that way?

EDIT_1_20190330-17.30-MEZ

Sorry, unfortunately, I only have one German UI available. Can it be called that? Or "Convert"?

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With me Windows 10, Version 1809, 64-Bit | LibreOffice, Version: 6.2.2.2 (x64).

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-30 17:38:10 +0200 )edit

In English UI: right-click>Convert>To curve

In the sidebar, you may not read Mirror horizontally but see two small icons, one for vertical mirror, the second for horizontal mirror.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-03-30 17:50:33 +0200 )edit

@ajlittoz thanks for support.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-30 18:35:50 +0200 )edit

@ebot Bitte schön!

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-03-30 20:19:57 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-03-30 12:16:52 +0200

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Some printer drivers allow you to mirror pages relative to vertical, horizontal axis or both.

If the feature is not offered, you can print to a PostScript file and add a transformation matrix before sending to the printer.

Answering could be easier if you had mentioned your OS and the printer subsystem. Edit (= don't use an answer) your question to add relevant technical information.

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answered 2019-03-30 15:49:25 +0200

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updated 2019-03-31 13:27:18 +0200

Many thanks ebot. I've done as you recommend but I do not get the option Transform>In Curve in the drop down. I'm using LO version 6.0.3.2 not sure if that makes a difference. I'm using Puppy Linux xenial64 bit distro.

Got it, that worked, many thanks indeed.

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Do you use Draw? See my edited answer EDIT_1.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-30 17:21:50 +0200 )edit

Yes, thanks all now working and understood.

LeithR gravatar imageLeithR ( 2019-04-02 08:53:53 +0200 )edit

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