Creating a logo in Pages - a way to save and resize?

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  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    I created a logo in Pages using a few text box, some text and various shapes and colors. I created it at the largest size I think I'll be using it at (quite large, a few feet across) and now I want to use it in several other, smaller instances. I grouped it all together, but when I resize the box, the type stays the same size and so everything gets out of place.

    Is there a way in Pages to save an object such as I've created here, and be able to resize it in correct proportions etc, including any type used, so that I can use it in various sizes etc?
     
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    "Export" the document as a PDF. Then you have a single object that can be resized, instead of a multiple layers.

    Once it's a PDF, you can reimport into various image editing applications and resave as PNG or TIFF (even JPG, as long as you don't resave the JPG).

    Good Luck
     
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks! :DA thought about making a pdf but didn't know if that was the 'pro' way to do it. Is there a way to export so I choose just the logo to export? (there's a lot of room around it on the page). And will it be good for reproduction? (nothing fancy, it's a trade fair, but still would like it ti not break up, preproduce nicely etc. )

     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I don't know about the "pro" way, but it works for me... :)

    Two ways to "crop" the logo. One is to create a paper size that is just a bit larger than the logo, then create the logo on the paper, with that little bit of a border, then export it.

    I find it easier to open the PDF in Preview (or any other image editor) and then just crop it there.

    The first way is more "efficient", the 2nd way saves 3x the time. You end up with the same thing in the end.
     
  5. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks! you have saved the day. appreciate it!

     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Select all the objects you want.
    CMD-C.
    Open preview.
    File > New from Clipboard.
    File > Save As whatever format you wish.
    Profit$$
     
  7. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I love instructions that include cash. :D

    What's CMD-C?


     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Command key + C key = copy
     
  9. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah, der. thanks!

     
  10. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    MacDawg; You missed your opportunity to ask for cash .... :D
     
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    I am paid extremely well as a Moderator... I can't be bought
     
  12. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Oh drat! Did I just counsel bribery to a moderator?? :eek:

    "Right 'onestly officer, it were 'im that made me do it, sir!"
     

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