Adjusting Text

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Ged
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Adjusting Text

Postby Ged » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:38 pm

Text tools include horizontal kerning, vertical shift, and character rotation. However, they are greyed out and wont work. Only spacing works. Can you tell me how to activate these please?

Moini
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Re: Adjusting Text

Postby Moini » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:34 pm

Don't create a flowed text, but just click on the canvas and start typing. This normal, plain text will have all those options available, while flowed text (the one you create by dragging a box) doesn't offer them.
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tylerdurden
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Re: Adjusting Text

Postby tylerdurden » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:38 pm

Most likely, a box was dragged creating "flowed text".

Just clicking and typing creates regular text with the additional features/controls.

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Ged
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Re: Adjusting Text

Postby Ged » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:21 am

Thanks. :) I bought my habits over from another drawing program. Perhaps Inkscape should knock 'flowed' text on the head to avoid confusion?


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