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Is there an easy way to align the text to the center of the text box vertically? See example where text is aligned to the top of the text box.

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Yes, if you are using Affinity Photo  

  • Select the box and the text
  • Go to the top menu and select Arrange > Align Middle

If it's Affinity Designer 

  • Select the box and the text
  • Go to Layer > Alignment > Align Middle

 


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Hi - I'm using Publisher. I see Left/Right align in Character, but don't see a top/center/bottom alignment.

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14 minutes ago, koop said:

Hi - I'm using Publisher. I see Left/Right align in Character, but don't see a top/center/bottom alignment.

Publisher is the same method as Affinity Designer 


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Hello

The vertical alignment only applies to the "Frame Text Tool".

Is there a way to apply a vertical alignment to the "Artistic Text tool" ?

I have this scenario:
- On the master-page I set a "artistic text tool"-placeholder at the bottom of a page. When rewriting the text-placeholder on a page it expands to the bottom, but I want a bottom alignment.
- When using the "Frame Text Tool" I can set the bottom alignment, but am fixed to a width and height.
I know you can select the master layer and edit the Textframe dimensions, but this will apply to the master-page and I think it is not elegant for text frames to have a height of more text-rows than needed.

Is there a setting I am missing?
 


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Vertical alignment doesn’t really apply to the Artistic Text tool.
Artistic Text can be thought of as just a ‘fancy’ shape - like any other shape – and, as such, has nothing for it to be aligned within because it is already ‘aligned’ within itself. Or, to put it another way, the size/dimensions of the Artistic Text layer are the extents of the glyphs within the layer itself so there’s nothing else to align the text with. It’s a bit like trying to align a rectangle to the bottom/top/left/right of its own rectangular bounding box. It’s the size that it is so it can only be where it is.
Would you be able to give a simple example, preferably with images, of the issue you are having with Text Frames? My understanding is that master pages are not really places for place-holders and I don’t see why having a text frame bigger than the text would cause concern. I’m just having trouble understanding what the root problem is.

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

Vertical alignment doesn’t really apply to the Artistic Text tool.

Just a thought: would constraint work? (I'm not at my APub computer, so I can't try myself).

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Quite possibly but I think it really depends on what ivbera wants to do that can’t be handled by the normal alignment tools.
The image on koop’s original post can be easily achieved using the alignment tools but I don’t know what the precise requirements are in ivbera’s case.

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4 hours ago, GarryP said:

Quite possibly but I think it really depends on what ivbera wants to do

From how I understand it ivbera want's to grow artistic text upward instead of downward if more textlines are added. I just tried with constraints and it seems it doesn't work. I want to add that constraints are one of the features I'm less familiar with.

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3 hours ago, dominik said:

From how I understand it ivbera want's to grow artistic text upward instead of downward if more textlines are added. I just tried with constraints and it seems it doesn't work. I want to add that constraints are one of the features I'm less familiar with.

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Yes. I want to control the pivot point. So it can expand upwards not just downwards.

I am an example with different scenarios for better explanation.

textframe example.afpub


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First thing I would try is setting up a Paragraph Style which is centred Vertically (do that in the Text Frame Studio) and Horizontally. You will still need to go to the Master Page and Edit Detached to adjust the size of the frame though.


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2 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

First thing I would try is setting up a Paragraph Style which is centred Vertically (do that in the Text Frame Studio) and Horizontally. You will still need to go to the Master Page and Edit Detached to adjust the size of the frame though.

Yeah, I thought so. I do not like the idea of detaching very much. Also I don't fully understand this feature yet, but this is another topic.
I guess, preparing the styles thoroughly is an important step, for the workflow.

My feature suggestion would be these two:
text frame panel: add an option, which lets you fix the width; and the height would be defined by content. Vice versa.
For the artistic text: control of a reference point or line. At the moment it is just the top line of the box.

Also Correction to my file above:
- Second Column Example is a text frame example


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5 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

First thing I would try is setting up a Paragraph Style which is centred Vertically

... as answer to the Topics question "Center text vertically in text box" – Indeed ?

First thing I would try is finding an icon or menu which applies "Vertically aligned" to my text box on 1 click.
 


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6 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

You will still need to go to the Master Page and Edit Detached to adjust the size of the frame though.

Or the size of the frame is high enough right from the beginning. Say e.g. five lines. If the paragraph style fixes the text at the bottom of the frame then there should be room to grow upwards. Paragraph decorations could take care of borders, if needed.

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Posted (edited)

As the layers on a master page are repeated on every page you shouldn’t be putting layers that change on master pages. (Exceptions to this are page numbers etc.) If the content of the layer changes then you need to put that layer on a normal page. Edit: This isn't true, I've just checked.
To get a text frame with a background that ‘expands’ with the text you can use a decoration as per the attached files.

expanding-text-frame.gif

expanding-text-frame.afpub

Edited by GarryP
Got it wrong.

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

As the layers on a master page are repeated on every page you shouldn’t be putting layers that change on master pages. (Exceptions to this are page numbers etc.) If the content of the layer changes then you need to put that layer on a normal page.
To get a text frame with a background that ‘expands’ with the text you can use a decoration as per the attached files.

expanding-text-frame.gif

expanding-text-frame.afpub

Thanks for the sample. This is what I had in mind :)

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6 hours ago, GarryP said:

As the layers on a master page are repeated on every page you shouldn’t be putting layers that change on master pages. (Exceptions to this are page numbers etc.) If the content of the layer changes then you need to put that layer on a normal page.
To get a text frame with a background that ‘expands’ with the text you can use a decoration as per the attached files.

expanding-text-frame.gif

expanding-text-frame.afpub

Ok this is somehow what I was looking for. Thanks. What I still dislike is that the text frame is sometimes higher than needed, but this is personal preference.

But I do not understand why i schouldn't use this on a master page.
When I have a 50 page project and on every page there is a text box bottom left. It does make sense to place the text frame on the master page, instead of creating the text frame every single time. Also when I want to replace it, i.e. bottom right, it will be changed on all 50 pages. It is not about the content, it is about the positioning.


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Actually I’ve just checked and you can actually put the text frame on a master page and then have different text in each frame.
So it seems like you can do what you want after all, sorry.

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