Copying Text Put on Path (moving text relative to a line)

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Copying Text Put on Path (moving text relative to a line)

Postby CAlder » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:30 pm

Hi all,

I'd like to have a text box and line linked together, so that when I move the line with :tool_node: the text moves with it staying centred on the line.

I've done this with Text > Put on Path and everything works great. But when I try to copy/duplicate/clone either the Put on Path functionality does't transfer across or, the text box is still linked to the original line - does anyone know how to resolve this?

(Probably not relevant but - added [;baseline-shift:1.33px] to text style with XML editor so text and line aren't touching).

Grateful for any help

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Re: Copying Text Put on Path (moving text relative to a line)

Postby Moini » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:32 am

Sorry, it's not clear to me what you want yet.

So, what I understand is:

You want to have a text that follows a path, and is centered on that.
Text > Put on path works for you.

It seems you want to have the same text linked to a different line, is that correct?

If that is the case, then:

- Ctrl+C the text
- Paste it
- Text > remove from path
- Text > put on path with the other path


Make a copy of the text before you put it on the path and put only the copies on different paths.


Edit the text attributes to point to the id of the new path in the XML editor.

It doesn't look as if anyone has created a feature yet to link the text to a different path, when the path is copied along with the text.
You can make a feature request for that at .
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