Make part of a connector transparent (complex background)

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Make part of a connector transparent (complex background)

Postby 3+4i » Mon May 06, 2019 4:30 pm

I have created a diagram/flow-chart where some of the connectors have a text-label. Since the line goes right through the text I'd like to make the part of the line behind the text transparent. This is easy with a monochromatic background, since you can place another shape with the text on top of the line to make it seem transparent. But I'd prefer a gradient as the background, where this doesn't work of course. This is what it looks currently with a white background:
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Is there a way to make this work with a complex background, like a gradient or an image? I've tried "subtract" as described in another thread ([Solved] Accurately split shapes), but that doesn't work with connectors or lines.
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Re: Make part of a connector transparent (complex background

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon May 06, 2019 4:59 pm

3+4i wrote:I'd like to make the part of the line behind the text transparent.
Want line text without the line through it

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Re: Make part of a connector transparent (complex background

Postby 3+4i » Mon May 06, 2019 5:32 pm


Ah, you mean the "chained text object" described in the last post of the thread? That would work indeed, but only for perfectly straight/diagonal connectors. Unfortunately not all connectors in my chart are at the right angle, my screenshot is misleading in that regard, sorry. It still would work, but it's not exactly pretty.
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