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Can someone PLEASE HELP ME!

I import the auto fill information of song titles from onto the disc window overlay in label creator.

The song names over run into the centre of the disk outline.

Apart from makeing the entire "text box" smaller, I cannot find a way to simply add spaces, spread gaps, start on a new line, etc etc for individual titles.

They all appeared "glued" together in the common text box. TOTALLY NON WINDOWS FRIENDLY.

Surely there is a way to arrange the text as I require it.

Thank you very much in advance as I've spend hours trying to do this.

Please put me out of my misery !

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Can someone PLEASE HELP ME!

I import the auto fill information of song titles from onto the disc window overlay in label creator.

The song names over run into the centre of the disk outline.

Apart from makeing the entire "text box" smaller, I cannot find a way to simply add spaces, spread gaps, start on a new line, etc etc for individual titles.

They all appeared "glued" together in the common text box. TOTALLY NON WINDOWS FRIENDLY.

Surely there is a way to arrange the text as I require it.

Thank you very much in advance as I've spend hours trying to do this.

Please put me out of my misery !

 

 

Hi

Right click on the song title box and select edit text.

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Hi

Right click on the song title box and select edit text.

 

 

 

Hi Alan,

Sorry I've been a while gettting back to this thread.

I understand and have played with the "right click" then edit command.

This function takes you into separate page that one must simply "guess" using the addition of spaces etc on where the edited words may finish up on the cd label outline. Each line is distinctly separate and does not appear affected by other lines edits. More often than not, by adding spaces etc to spread words, simply results in the words disappearing from the cd label. They appear one line long only.I cannot find a way to extend a long single line into 2 lines. There appears no way to see during the editing on just how the changes are effecting if at all, the final look when overlaid on the disk outline?

This all seem very clumsy and not a complete solution when trying to alter the text.

I'm sorry this subject is difficult to explain without trying it but ....

Hope you can assist.

Thanks.

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Hi

Right click on the song title box and select edit text.

 

 

 

Just had a thought.

The easiest way to explain my problem would be to consider that a single line of a single track that was imported, is too long and over runs into the hole on the cd overlay.

How do I place a line break at the required spot that lines up with the inner edge of the cd hole and then carry on another line to complete the song title, or how would I continue the line title over on and past the cd hole into the other side of the cd?

Hope this assists in others understanding my problem.

Thanks.

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For the disc label, what I have found is that the track text overlaps the hole if you extend the text box close to or beyond the right edge of the hole. If you don't pull it out so far the text stays on the label, but it is an unsightly mess with breaks occurring in the middle of words, etc.

 

As far as I've been able to find out, there is no way in the text editor to add a line without a track number between tracks and if you use autofill each track title is placed on one line.

The only way would be to enter the text manually, entering the first part of the title on a track line, then continue it on the next track line; that way you might be able, with much trial and ewrror to get it to look right. But if you then select to show track numbers, each line of text gets given a number. With track numbers I've not found any way of causing a track line to break.

 

Another reason Ive wanted to add a line without track number between tracks is for, e.g. classical symphony. I want unnumbered line: composer, symphony name, then followed by track number lines for the movements. (I posted this question some time ago but got no solution; I don't think there is one).

 

If someone knows better. I'd be very grateful for instruction.

 

PS having reread your earlier posts, adding spaces is a work around; for missing letters, add a second instance, so if, e.g. the word 'tonight' appears as 'onight', type it as 'ttonight'. But it is very messy (and of course the added spaces and letters show up on the jewel case track list: essentially you have to save the projects separately).

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For the disc label, what I have found is that the track text overlaps the hole if you extend the text box close to or beyond the right edge of the hole. If you don't pull it out so far the text stays on the label, but it is an unsightly mess with breaks occurring in the middle of words, etc.

 

As far as I've been able to find out, there is no way in the text editor to add a line without a track number between tracks and if you use autofill each track title is placed on one line.

The only way would be to enter the text manually, entering the first part of the title on a track line, then continue it on the next track line; that way you might be able, with much trial and ewrror to get it to look right. But if you then select to show track numbers, each line of text gets given a number. With track numbers I've not found any way of causing a track line to break.

 

Another reason Ive wanted to add a line without track number between tracks is for, e.g. classical symphony. I want unnumbered line: composer, symphony name, then followed by track number lines for the movements. (I posted this question some time ago but got no solution; I don't think there is one).

 

If someone knows better. I'd be very grateful for instruction.

 

PS having reread your earlier posts, adding spaces is a work around; for missing letters, add a second instance, so if, e.g. the word 'tonight' appears as 'onight', type it as 'ttonight'. But it is very messy (and of course the added spaces and letters show up on the jewel case track list: essentially you have to save the projects separately).

 

 

 

Thanks for your comments Jean.

At last I've found someone as much frustrated with this label maker as myself.

There must me thousands have given up !!

I'm guessing the best we can hope for is that the developers with Roxio see these comments and check to see for themselves that this part of the product fall far short of the remaining standards contained with v8.

I do believe it must be an oversight as I cannot recall this problem with v7.x. (I may be wrong but could always find a way to do what was needed)

The way to manipulate the text field are VERY VERY MESSY with generally poor results...

 

Having said all this... does anyone out there have any recommendations regards other software that provides for something better?

 

Thanks in advance

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Thanks for your comments Jean.

At last I've found someone as much frustrated with this label maker as myself.

There must me thousands have given up !!

I'm guessing the best we can hope for is that the developers with Roxio see these comments and check to see for themselves that this part of the product fall far short of the remaining standards contained with v8.

I do believe it must be an oversight as I cannot recall this problem with v7.x. (I may be wrong but could always find a way to do what was needed)

The way to manipulate the text field are VERY VERY MESSY with generally poor results...

 

Having said all this... does anyone out there have any recommendations regards other software that provides for something better?

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Sorry for messing up my last post.

I have totally given up on Label maker. I find it far easier to do in "Word" with a little practice

Regards, frank

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I found a workaround to split long track titles! (It's a little clunky. I don't know if this would also work in Autofill, as I've been converting LP's to CD's and Autofill has no idea what I'm doing, but I suspect it would.)

 

I stumbled on this workaround while copying an overly long tracklist so I could move half of it to the right side of the disk. When I went to Edit Text on the new copy to remove the duplicate entries, I found the "hard returns" for each line represented by two square icons. Voila, it proved possible to copy a pair of icons (control-C) and then insert them into the original tracklist to make long track names break at a strategic spot. (Of course, after harvesting the hard-return icons, you can just delete the unneeded copy of your tracklist.) :)

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Good post, but since the thread is almost 2 years old, it is doubtful that any of the posters still use EMC 8. Maybe 1 or 2 of the regular posters, in this thread do, but I doubt it. EMC 8 was junk, for more than one reason.

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