# Number Bubbles

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## Number Bubbles

 I would like to create a number bubble that is filled solid with a clear outline number in it. I'm using the WQY-Unicode font for my numbers. I inserted the number on the screen, then drew a circle around it. I tried drawing a polyline around the outline of the number, then leading over to and around the circumference of the circle. The Hatch command got totally confused with that boundary. Then, I split the number and the circle onto 2 different layers. I filled the circle solid and assigned a hatch to the outline number that wouldn't have anything in it at that scale. I came out with a solid blob. Any help? How can I chop a hole in the middle of a solid fill?
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## Re: Number Bubbles

 First explode the number. Then, using the Hatch command, select the circle and the exploded number with a window. If you do this with the number 8 for example, the hatch command will fill the region between the circumference of the circle and the outer contour of the 8 and also the two holes inside the 8. Mike
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## RE: Number Bubbles

 Mike: Thank you. I will give that a try this afternoon. Joe Gaffney From: Mike Hayes [via LibreCAD] [mailto:[hidden email]] Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:44 PMTo: jgaffneySubject: Re: Number Bubbles First explode the number. Then, using the Hatch command, select the circle and the exploded number with a window. If you do this with the number 8 for example, the hatch command will fill the region between the circumference of the circle and the outer contour of the 8 and also the two holes inside the 8. Mike If you reply to this email, your message will be added to the discussion below:To unsubscribe from Number Bubbles, click here.NAML
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## RE: Number Bubbles

 In reply to this post by Mike Hayes Nope, that didn’t work. I still ended up with a solid blob. First, I had the number and the bubble on the same layer (“text”). So, I tried separating the number and the bubble on separate layers and rerunning the Hatch. When I looked at the separate layers, the bubble is filled solid but the number is not. I have :Version: masterCompiler: GNU GCC 4.8.0Qt Version: 5.1.1Compiled on: Aug 30, 2013 Running on Windows 8. Joe Gaffney From: Mike Hayes [via LibreCAD] [mailto:[hidden email]] Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:44 PMTo: jgaffneySubject: Re: Number Bubbles First explode the number. Then, using the Hatch command, select the circle and the exploded number with a window. If you do this with the number 8 for example, the hatch command will fill the region between the circumference of the circle and the outer contour of the 8 and also the two holes inside the 8. Mike If you reply to this email, your message will be added to the discussion below:To unsubscribe from Number Bubbles, click here.NAML
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## Re: Number Bubbles

 In reply to this post by jgaffney a workaround: just use a very light grey for the number
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## Re: Number Bubbles

 The method given in my previous post works in LibreCAD version 2.0.7. See attached screenshot.