From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 23:16:57 CDT
> From: Asmus Freytag [mailto:email@example.com]
> >But for a case like this, it is not at all difficult to convert the
> >string into a bitmap, colour the parts that you want, and insert that
> >a slide.
> It may not be 'difficult', but it does involve paying attention to
> background transparency issues. If your slides don't use white
> and if your fonts are 'smoothed', you can pick up annoying white
> around your letters, unless you know precisely how to capture them
> these artifacts.
Elementary, my dear Watson! Create the text you want in a textbox on the
slide, and make a second copy -- one in each foreground colour you want
to use. Take a screenshot of that, and use the two to create your
graphic. The colour transitions at the edges of the text in the bitmaps
will be precisely what is needed for the slide background.
> It can also be amazingly non-portable.
True. To increase the portability, turn off font smoothing (not that
hard), and create the text samples larger than you need (scale down
later). With font smoothing turned off, there will be no colour
transitions at the edges.
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