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    Join the dots with GIMP

    Okay, suggest any other tool that I can use.
    The kiddo is starting to learn the concept of "join the dots". So, I want to produce some worksheets of alphabets that he can work on using gimp, but couldn't figure out how to do this. There is no way to use a dotted line with the text tool. Any idea how I can do this?

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    Re: Join the dots with GIMP

    Have you tried any of the educational tools?
    there's some amazing stuff there.

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    Re: Join the dots with GIMP

    You may want to try a vector program such as Inkscape (available in the repositories):
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install inkscape
    I'm not certain, but there is probably a way to use a text tool to write the alphabet, then select the letters and change the outlines into dashed lines.
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    Actually, there's an inkscape tutorial you may want to look at here. In particular, check out step 14 where they show how to set the path properties for a dashed line. This could be applied to letters quite easily, I think.

    FYI I found the tutorial, along with several others here.

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    Re: Join the dots with GIMP

    I made some of those for my kids using Inkscape a few months ago, although now my husband is working on a dotted tracing font (using FontForge) as doing it by hand is arduous.

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