Inkscape text object appears as black rectangle

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eiger3970
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Inkscape text object appears as black rectangle

Postby eiger3970 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:03 pm

Hello, I made a new Inkscape 0.91 text object.

I added a text object, typed in some characters, edited the font style and size, saved and opened in Image Viewer.
Rather than seeing text, I see a large black rectangle, the size of the text object, which I haven't shrunk to the size of the text yet.

What is wrong, as I should be able to see text?

eiger3970
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Re: Inkscape text object appears as black rectangle

Postby eiger3970 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:34 pm


eiger3970
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Re: Inkscape text object appears as black rectangle

Postby eiger3970 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:37 pm

The black rectangle rather than text, shows even if I don't drag the text. I just add a text field and enter text and save .svg file, then open in Image Viewer?

Moini
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Re: Inkscape text object appears as black rectangle

Postby Moini » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:18 pm

Right, that's it! Not sure what you mean by 'add a text field'. You just click, then type to create normal text.
If you 'add a field' then you'd be dragging a box?

Can you upload the file and a screenshot from your Image viewer?

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eiger3970
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Re: Inkscape text object appears as black rectangle

Postby eiger3970 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:56 pm

Thank you, you're right.
I was adding a text field by dragging out a large rectangle text area. I just clicked on the canvas and started typing text which worked.


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