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Text Wrap for cards

PostPosted: February 7th, 2011, 8:51 am
by theTrav
I'm converting one of my board games to vassal, and I'm having a little trouble fitting the card text on properly.
There are many cards, each fairly small, each with many lines of text.

I'd prefer not to have to make many Text Label elements for these, I read in another post where someone mentioned Text Box, however when I edit my prototype I don't see the option for that.

Is it an upcoming feature? I'm using 3.1.15

Is it something I have to import? If I do that, will my friends be able to use the module on their PC's?

Re: [messages] [Module Design] Text Wrap for cards

PostPosted: February 7th, 2011, 1:02 pm
by mkiefte
An alternative is to make your cards in an SVG editor like Inkscape. Rendering all your cards with labels sounds like a lot of work. Plus, SVG files are very small.

- M.

On 2011-02-07, at 4:51 AM, theTrav wrote:

> I'm converting one of my board games to vassal, and I'm having a little
> trouble fitting the card text on properly. There are many cards, each fairly small, each with many lines of text.
>
> I'd prefer not to have to make many Text Label elements for these, I
> read in another post where someone mentioned Text Box, however when I
> edit my prototype I don't see the option for that.
> Is it an upcoming feature? I'm using 3.1.15
>
> Is it something I have to import? If I do that, will my friends be able
> to use the module on their PC's?
>
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Re: Text Wrap for cards

PostPosted: February 12th, 2011, 2:28 am
by theTrav
*EDIT*
Sorry, just worked it out, it was an ordering thing. I just needed to put the layer that contained the text image above the prototype definition that contained the mask and other images. Now my card works correctly :)

Thanks for the help