2012/5/15 Thomas Taylor <li...@comcast.net>:
> Hi All ;)
> First post to this list.  I'm an occasional Gimp user and am having a problem 
> trying
> to create some CD/DVD labels.  I want to put text on a curved path but 
> haven't been
> able to get a persistent path.
> I've followed instructions in the help manual and from the "Beginning GIMP" 
> book
> about creating a path but the path won't display after switching to a 
> different
> tool.
> These screenshot links show:
>        1)  Using brush selected for path
> (http://www.imagebam.com/image/01a0ed190403481)
>        2)  Using line selected for path
> (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e23995190403486)
>        3)  Resulting path (same for both types)
> (http://www.imagebam.com/image/54d751190403493)
> As soon as I select the text tool, the path disappears.  Obviously I'm 
> missing some
> step that would make the path persistent or I'm misunderstanding how paths 
> work.
> Shouldn't the path remain visible?  Any clarification would be appreciated.

Open the Paths dialog (the third tab in the dialogs you have on the
right) and click in the left part of the line corresponding to your
path to have it visible.

> The Gimp version is 2.6.12 on a KDE desktop under openSuSE 12.1 & 12.2.

And you should upgrade to GIMP 2.8, if it's possible on your GNU/Linux
Olivier Lecarme
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