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cusoak
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Spacing Text

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I there a video or tutorial on spacing text, I need to space some letters in a word.
I have opened the spacing tool and and can move them together but can't figure out how to nudge them apart.
Jeff

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Re: Spacing Text

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Hold shift while clicking will move the letters apart. You can hold control (Ctrl) as well to make the steps bigger when spacing in and out.

Are you making use of the Help? The quickest way to track down things like this is to use the Help Contents on the Help menu. It's interactive so you can click on the icon you need help with and it will take you straight to the relevant sections.

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Re: Spacing Text

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Thanks I looked in the help but I forgot that I could click on a function and get help with that .
I will try that before posting here.
But I now have another problem.
I just did a design and it is 16" Wide 7"high and .250 thick
It has a cut out shape with some text on it.
After creating the tool paths and trying to save the g code a error message comes up and tell me I have exceeded the 25x25 nich space and wants me to tile it.
I have not gotten this message before
Jeff

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Re: Spacing Text

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Make sure you don't have any stray vectors off the workspace that are included with the toolpaths. It's the actual area being cut in the toolpaths that is the limiting factor in desktop rather than the design size.

Also check that the work isn't offset from the XY job position as well. If you have a 24" design and it's offset by 2" that would trigger it as well.

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Re: Spacing Text

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Thanks .And yes I did have 2 lines that went out side of the work area.
So I will keep that stored away with all of the other info I am learning here.
I think that I might be very close to running out of BRAIN GIG a Bites .LOL
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