Change text anchor point position, for Latex pictures

Asked by Daniel Schmidt on 2019-12-18

I am preparing pictures in Inkscape for use in Latex.
And all texts blocks start in the latex picture at the anchor point.
But it is very hard to align the text anchor point in a box for example, so that the text is always centered in the box.

It would be nice if I could just put the anchor point of the text in the middle of the text.
Is there a way to do that?

Or maybe there is another way to ensure that the text always appears centered in the box=

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

What about using centered text alignment? Click on the corresponding button of the text tool for that, with the text selected. See also http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Formatting.html#Text-Formatting-Justification

Or do you mean vertically? https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/497641 ?

Daniel Schmidt (daniel3110) said : #2

I am already using centered text, but it only centers it within its own little text box.
The text will always start at the anchor point no matter how big i scale the box.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

You'll need to align the text anchor for the centered text with the box's center. You can use a guide line and snapping to achieve that, for example.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

Or snap to the center directly, and then center the text vertically using Align+Distribute (Ausrichten und Verteilen) dialog.

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