[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Chicago Font in Dialogs

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From: Joe Lewis Wilkins <PepeToo@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 08:17:07 -0700
Phil,

Been using Superpaint for years, but Appleworks is just so darn convenient and I
can't imagine there being that much difference. There are other reasons for doing
it the way I have also, and I recognize the "existence" of the Fonts "problem", but
"Chicago" is always there; hence my "puzzlement". Of course that is precisely the
reason I've used bitmaps on the Windows Versions. And I already DO have large
Resource Files.

Thanks anyway,

Joe Wilkins

Phil Yates wrote:

> You have to remember that a PICTURE is just a collection of draw commands. Now,
> if, when you replay the draw commands (i.e Do a PICTURE (0,0),Pict& command) all
> the Mac is doing is replaying the commands that drew the picture in the first
> place. Thus if the Fonts don't exist on the computer, it'll do its best, but
> this won't give you what you want.
>
> I suggest that you create your images as bitmaps - use Photoshop, MacPaint, or
> similar (personally, I use Superpaint - it's brilliant for this kind of thing) -
> then all your problems will go away. make sure that the bitmaps are only in
> 8-bit, though, or you'll start to have VERY large Resource files.