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Object won't assume solid attribute

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Hi guys,


Attached is a VW 2018 file demonstrating a problem I am having since upgrading to VW 2018. Frequently when I enter some text I will change it's attribute to solid. The palette shows it is solid yet it isn't. I have to select the object again and select the solid attribute the second time and then it works. Any ideas? Please see attached file.Solid attribute prob.vwx

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The "text" items you are selecting are in fact groups. If you edit the group and select the text then you will be able to change the text background to solid without any problem. It might be better to select all the groups that contain text and ungroup them. (its worth saying that attribute properties should see through groups. With this file, if you you change the pen colour then the text within the groups changes, but not the fill. This could be a bug.)



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Thanks for the fast responses guys!

The "Create Text Without Fill" is not checked.

I did forget that I had used the stamp tool to create those contour labels. Maybe it is a problem with the stamp tool? I suspect it is a bug.

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Gerard, is that how the file behaves on your computer? I followed your suggestion above and selected the stamp tool but had the same outcome. :-(

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Nothing selected, No fill: Stamp tool has no fill

Nothing Selected White fill: Stamp tool has white fill

See images.


I checked your None class (which actually is a class and that is a shame, it shouldn't be a class, but it is and we have to live with it. So never change the colors of you none class and leave Use at creation for the Fills and lines off. And leave Use Texture at creation on) but it is active and fine.


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Ok...I think I figured out what the issue is. I had "Use Shape" selected inadvertently (this is the default setting, see below) Even though you could hardly see it there was a little rectangle in the center of the label (and it was solid). That is why the label showed up as a group. Once I create the label without the "Use Shape" selected I no longer have that issue. 


However, I still cannot create a solid label from the start. I can have nothing selected and set the attribute to solid, but when I select the label tool the attribute goes to none. But at least when I am done creating labels I only have to select them all and select solid one time.


If Vectorworks would just give us a good contour label tool this problem would go away for me :-)







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