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    Question Plot White Text on a Black background

    I have a logo that I'm trying to make up, and it's white text on black background (plus a shape around it)

    Does anyone know of a way to set it up so it prints white on black, or am I stuck with trying to trace around it?

    Only thing I found with a search was textfill, but this will then remove fills from all text rather than just the logo portion.
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    Hi

    Check out the following Technical Document on the Autodesk web site under the Knowledge Base section -

    ID: TS71835 - Plot white lines on dark background

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Plot White Text on a Black background

    Our company logo is also white text on a coloured background. What I did was use Express Tools to explode a bold outline font and then hatch around the letter outlines with solid hatching.

    The letters appear white (well actually clear - it's the paper thats white)

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    Thanks guys, unfortunately I can't seem to set the screening up so that the solid hatch gets blanked under the font I want to use (it will work for a different font) so I guess it's exploding and hatching.
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    Hi

    Can you please post an example drawing file, plus the Plot Style Table you are using.

    Why? - With the simple testing I carried out here, I was able to achieve the results I believe you are after.

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Plot White Text on a Black background

    I already did the hatched version, I think the problem was that originally I was using Romant. I believe it was the difference between using a ttf and an shx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorcad
    I believe it was the difference between using a ttf and an shx.
    Hi

    Both types of font (SHX & TTF) appeared to work for me... please find attached the very simple test I carried.

    Have a good one, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Perry
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    Both types of font (SHX & TTF) appeared to work for me... please find attached the very simple test I carried.

    Have a good one, Mike
    Thanks for taking the time to look at it Mike.

    It works for me now too....a little confused why it wouldn't at the time

    Something must have really whacked out my settings for a while there because some of my alias keystrokes redifined themselves back to defaults.
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    Smile Re: Plot White Text on a Black background

    I often have to do white text on a coloured or black background.
    What I do is select the colour of the text to be colour 255 (not quite white, but doesn't really notice).
    Do your text, (use a TTF, they have more 'body'), put a rectangle or whatever around it ('Enclose text with object' in Express tools is a handy way to do it), hatch the rectangle in solid white, then select the text and use 'Bring to front' .
    Do a regen and it should all look as you want it to.

    Hope this helps

    Pat
    Last edited by patricia.ellistone; 2005-12-16 at 11:03 AM. Reason: thought of something to add.

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