newbie needing help with DIY Widget .6

Hi all,

I've downloaded the DIY widget Kit .6 and followed the instructions for the Blue Highway font installation, both from the zip file and from google, both times without success. When I open the widget files and click on Character (font), it tells me it's all in Times New Roman. OpenOffice doesn't want to read the installed Blue Highway font. Can anyone help? I really, really would like to make my own forms and the Widget kit seems like an answer to a prayer! The only thing tripping me up is the font issue. alternatively, is there a kit out there that has a more common font?

Any help is gratefully appreciated.

Thanks!
Veronica

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Mac or PC ?

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PC. I've also looked at the

PC. I've also looked at the blue highway font in more depth and apparently it's been discontinued, replaced by another called Expressway, due to problems with blue highway. I've installed the other just in case, since programs typically find the closest font that would work.

I did manage to just move the text boxes off each other in order to read the text that had overlapped, but I'm wondering if the fact that it shows the setting of the font as all in Times New Roman means it won't print out correctly, even if on the screen it looks like Blue Highway.

Thanks for putting this together. Are you still developing more pages for it?

I'll also be playing around with enlarging it to fit letter size. I'm new to OpenOffice Draw--hopefully they have a feature where I can merge items within a box. It would make things faster and simpler.

Thanks again,
Veronica

Sorry, it is hard-coded

But you could try any one of these links : GIYF

I have used Blue Highway on both Macs and PCs with no problem.

You say:

... and followed the instructions for the Blue Highway font installation, both from the zip file and from google, both times without success.

What instructions ?
From where ?
What were the results ?
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Ok, it's working now

Not sure what changed, but I just moved the text boxes in order to read the instructions and decided to go ahead and try to make my own pages, regardless of what the font said. It printed fine and it's registering my new text as Blue Highway, so I guess it's working.

The instructions I referred to are just the dl instructions for Blue Highway, both from the zip file and from the Laramie Fonts website. I even checked in my windows font folder to see if it had installed and it's there. So, it works!

I did figure out how to change it to letter size. I went to Format>Page in Draw and changed the page dimensions to letter measurements. It then has the original classic sized widget on a letter sized page background. I then selected all items on the page, grouped them, and clicked and dragged to enlarge, paying attention to the margins. After a bit of print testing, I figured out the right size that my printer would like, with the widgets just within the margin on the page. I also set my printer to Fit To Page since it kept wanting to cut off the credit text box at the bottom.

Anyways, thanks so much for putting this widget together. After I'm done with my planner pages, I'll upload them in the hopes they can help someone else.

Oh, and can I share my pages with a link on my website directing visitors to this site?

Thanks again,
Veronica

Absolutely !

Invite your friends
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