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A colour font art publication project

Postby William » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:24 am

A colour font art publication project

Here is a transcript of some notes that I produced earlier this morning as I carried out a project.

There are two PDF attachments after the transcript.

The font is available from the following thread.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4570

William Overington

26 August 2014

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Tuesday 26 August 2014

8:58 am

Using a PC running Windows xp.

Start the FontLab Pad program.

From Windows Explorer, drop the font TeleResearchColourTest002 in the file TeleResearchColourTest002.otf into FontLab Pad.

Open the font TeleResearchColourTest002 in FontCreator 8.0.

The font was made using FontCreator 7.5 on 12 September 2013.

Open the Preview Panel in FontCreator 8.0.

Select the glyph at U+E422 and key p so that the character code point is copied to the Preview Panel.

Copy that code point from the Preview Panel onto the clipboard and paste in these notes and into FontLab Pad.



Close FontCreator 8.0.

In FontLab Pad, enlarge the view to size 390 so that the picture almost fills the screen.

Save As... a PDF document.

Clos FontLab Pad.

Display the PDF in Adobe Reader.

The file is 2180 bytes and the page size is 10.76 inches by 10.83 inches.

Close Adober Reader.

Open Serif PagePlus X6.

Import the PDF.

Edit
Select
Select All

Arrange
Group Objects

File
Publication Setup ...
A4
Landscape

The picture is still selected.

Arrange
Align Objects...
Centre vertically and centre horizontally.

File
Properties...

Add my name as author and add the following as the subject.
View from an art gallery foyer

File
Save As...
view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a4.ppp

Publish As...
PDF
Turn all compression off.
* As the image is vector that might not have been necessary, but just to be sure I turned it off.
OK

The PDF view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a4.pdf produced.

In PagePlus X6.

File
Save As...
view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a3.ppp

File
Publication Setup ...
A3
Landscape

Use the Transform tab to enlarge the picture to 150%.

A4 to A3 enlarges the page size to 141% so the 150% increases the relative size of the picture on the page.

The picture is in vector format, so such enlargement is fine.

Arrange
Align Objects...
Centre vertically and centre horizontally.

File
Save

Publish As...
PDF
Check that all compression is still off.
OK

The PDF view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a3.pdf produced.

Close PagePlus X6.

I admire the skills and expertise of the people who produced the various software packages used in this project and of the people who produced the underlying standards.

William Overington

26 August 2014.

10:02 am

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Re: A colour font art publication project

Postby William » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:53 am

How about an A0 version.

A0 needs a 4 times enlargement of the picture from the A4 size to start.

Then a 150/141 enlargement to have the same proportionate size of white border as the A3 version.

Yet does A0 need a smaller proportionate size of white border?

Start PagePlus X6.

Open view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a4.ppp

File
Save As...
view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a0.ppp

http://www.papersizes.org/a-paper-sizes.htm

A0 is 841mm by 1189 mm.

File
Publication Setup ...
The page is already set as Landscape.
Set width as 118.9 cm
Set height as 84.1 cm

Select the picture.

Transform

Suppose that a 100 mm border at each side would be good.

The page is 1189 mm wide.

So the picture would be 989 mm wide.

At present the picture is 193.48 mm wide.

So 989/193.48 is 5.111639445937564606160843498036.

So try 500%.

That gives a width of 967.38 mm.

The slightly larger border is chosen because the upper and lower borders are larger than the side borders and the difference in size becomes more noticeable as the picture size increases.

The picture is still selected.

Arrange
Align Objects...
Centre vertically and centre horizontally.

File
Save

Publish As...
PDF
Check that all compression is still off.
OK

The PDF view_from_an_art_gallery_foyer_a0.pdf produced.

Close PagePlus X6.

William

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