>I have found the simple answer and I post it for anyone that might, like
>myself, have over looked the obvious.
>Ignore the Tool Box and click Select and in the Drop Menu choose From Path.
>Choose the color, select the fill tool and click once on the text, you'll
>the ants marching when the tect is selected.
Thank you, Bill. I tried many way to accomplish this and it appears your
solution is the only one viable.
Mark (via www.gimpusers.com)
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