text position moves when switching between flush left and flush right

Bug #591852 reported by Arun Persaud on 2010-06-09
This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description

Version: r9458 (linux)


switching between flush left, centered and flush right moves the text position to the left or right . This only happens when the text is highlighted, when the text is not highlighted, everything works as it should.

how to reproduce:

1) open inkscape
2) choose text tool
3) click on drawing area, write some text
4) click "flush left", "centered", "flush right" several times -> nothing happens (expected behavior)
5) select text with mouse (still in text tool)
6) repeat 4) and text will move to the left or right


su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

reproduced with Inkscape 0.47+devel r9495 on OS X 10.5.8

tags: added: text
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Bug occurs with regular text objects only, changing text alignment of highlighted text inside a 'Flowed Text' object works correctly.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Raising importance to 'Medium' because aligning individual lines of multi-line text objects is not possible due to this bug. Compared to Inkscape 0.47 this is a regression: while in 0.47 the baseline anchor stayed fixed and the text object moved to the left, middle or right of it, the behavior was predictable and consistent.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Low → Medium
tags: added: regression

I've informed Bulia of this bug, if I remember correctly he's been working on this.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Possibly related:
Bug #497469 “"Flowtext to text" results in wrong alignment”

Glenn Dufke (glenn-code-kungfu) wrote :

Bug still present in Inkscape 0.48.1 r9760 on ubuntu 11.04 when editing regular text objects

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Reproduced on Windows XP, Inkscape trunk revision 11652.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
insaner (insaner) wrote :

on r11889

still present.

 if it helps, this only happens when you click once with the text tool, not when you drag to create a textbox. for me, every time you change the alignment of the highlighted text, it shuffles to the right.. it never shuffles back.

Beluga (buovjaga) wrote :

still repro

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Inkscape 0.92pre1 15073 (GTK3)

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