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Title: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: acctingman on October 09, 2017, 08:26:49 PM
HA!!....got you! It's not simple, at least not for me  :(

I have a data card from a board game and I'd like to change the data and/or be able to delete it off to create my own data cards for units I want to add to the game.

Any suck....., er takers?

Thanks
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to ask a simple question?
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2017, 08:34:06 PM
Bold thread title with this crowd.
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: acctingman on October 09, 2017, 08:48:47 PM
Hell, I had to edit the title from "ask" to "answer"......shows you what kind of tools I have in my toolbox  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: Barthheart on October 10, 2017, 08:00:20 AM
Why not just use Excel to create a whole new data card? Then you can change the data as often as you like.
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: acctingman on October 10, 2017, 08:02:49 AM
Why not just use Excel to create a whole new data card? Then you can change the data as often as you like.

 :o

 #:-)

Good call Barth

Gives me something to do at work!!
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2017, 08:03:07 AM
you're going to have a hard time repeatedly changing the data with GIMP b/c it's a raster-based app, so every time you want to change the type, you have to erase the existing type's pixels on the screen, and then retype what you're after.

Excel or Word or PPT let you type as much as you want but might not be as aesthetically pleasing as you prefer
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: acctingman on October 10, 2017, 08:58:22 AM
I'm trying to replicate the Panzer data cards for units I want to add to the game, so Excel might be a decent option.
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: Barthheart on October 10, 2017, 09:09:46 AM
I figured that was what you were working on.

I'd use Excel for the basic shape and data entry, and then use Power Point to insert pics and background stuff to make it look nice.
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: acctingman on October 10, 2017, 09:12:01 AM
I figured that was what you were working on.

I'd use Excel for the basic shape and data entry, and then use Power Point to insert pics and background stuff to make it look nice.

Thanks Barth (you too brant!!)

So.....next question. How do I do this at work and make it look like I'm working?  :bd:
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: chemkid on October 10, 2017, 09:42:35 AM
you'll need a boss-key ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boss_key ) or some innocent looking desktop wallpaper to switch back to in an emergency. ;)
Title: Re: Any GIMP users here able to answer a simple question?
Post by: acctingman on October 10, 2017, 09:46:04 AM
you'll need a boss-key ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boss_key ) or some innocent looking desktop wallpaper to switch back to in an emergency. ;)

Grogger of the year right here folks!!!!

Thanks Chemkid  :P