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

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CAlder
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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

Moini
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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

or:

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

or:

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 https://inkscape.org/report .
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