Creating Logo question

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  1. BLDun macrumors regular

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    I am trying to design a new logo in Appleworks 6. I have used some text and some that I drew by hand and added a small graphic. Question. How do I convert the whole thing into one graphic? I can group it but is Appleworks capable of converting it so that I can I can import it into other applications and resize it? If not what is the best program to do that and is affordable? Thanks for the help
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Oh yeah, good old Appleworks.

    The clipboard will be an exercise in heartbreak because you will end up with a bitmap at 72 dpi. If you scale your document wayyyyy up before copying, you might be okay, but you'll still have a bitmap.

    One way out of the predicament might be to print the document, and save as PDF from the print dialog. If that works out, quite a few programs can import PDF and do something useful.

    [ update: I just did a roundrect, ellipse and the word "Meow" in Comic Sans in an
    AppleWorks Draw document and printed to a PDF, and opening the result in Illustrator had proper vectors and editable text. Yay. ]

    [ & more: copy and paste from AppleWorks to Illustrator ends up with vectors, but a mess. It may still be better than nothing, but the print-to-PDF route is much more satisfactory.]
     
  3. BLDun thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help. Seems to work great so far. Lot cheaper than buying a new program!!
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    If appleworks does not work out, try GIMPshop its free. :)
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    And you will get a bitmap.
     

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