The second path IS the result of putting the text on a path.  It creates a
NEW path, which is the outline of the text once it is put on the path.  It
looks like the line breaks are "respected" when it puts the text on the
path.

-Rob A>


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Astabeth <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:

> >It looks to me like it _is_ putting the text along the path, but in 11
> >or 12 lines.  Did you enter newlines/linebreaks in the text editor?
> >If so, get rid of them.
>
> There are no new lines or breaks.  It is not putting it on the path.  The
> path
> is a closed loop that outlines the face and head and runs along the bottom
> of
> the edge.  There are no breaks in the text.  If you look at the paths menu
> you
> see that a second path has been added.
>
> >
> >You might consider exporting the image and path to Inkscape, and
> >setting the text there.  I've had more luck using Inkscape for text
> >along paths:
> >http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Path.html
> >
>
> I have seen several recommendations for Inkscape here, but I am a high
> school
> art teacher trying to teach my students to use GIMP, so an Inkscape
> solution
> won't help me.  This is so frustrating because this was going to be their
> first
> assignment where they have to have personal meaning rather than just using
> their
> interests.
>
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