I'm trying to create dotted lines that are actually circles and not square shaped dots (the given option in the outline menu). Is the best/only way to do this by creating a new Artistic Media Brush? It seems like there should be an easier option when needing to create a long dotted line or a shape with a dotted outline.
How about using the text tool and the fullstop on your keyboard with a font like Arial rounded. You can then fit the text (dotted line) to any path.
Anyway to use the same blend method with text? When I try the blend tool on text, the circles go around the outside of the text (following the path around the outside of the text) instead of placing the circles over the text.
There is a way to change the "outlines" to produce dots. It was a hack/tweak in the code page that makes that happen, just a simple number change. It was posted in the newsgroups a few years ago and I do not remember what the change was. I am going to search my notes, hopefully I can find it. If I can I will post it here. Might have been posted by a guy named Fisher?? An old corel tech from upstate NY. Perhaps some other people that have been around for a while will remember it. Foster, Michael C ???? I know you guys seen it.
pranderson said: think Kiefer is looking for a way to create round/circular dots, not round dots in a circle. :) See the Outline variations, the dots are all square. I don't think we can make them circular. We can add an outline and use rounded ends and caps, but you only end up with a flat oval. You can create your own dotted outline, but the "dots" will always square.
I remember that there was a way to do it tweaking one of the ini files or the register, I'm not sure, but I remember it from the Corel 9 times. I must have those notes somewhere.
If it's a simple tweek to the ini file (or whatever), why didn't mother give us the option for round dots from the start?