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FS#1709 - Feature request: Add extra padding to textbox.

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Christian Aigner (caigner) - Saturday, 20 January 2018, 14:24 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 22 January 2018, 09:58 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Unlikely to be implemented
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Very Low
Priority Low
Reported Version 3.19.2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When placing text on a drawing you are offered with the choice of where you want the origin of the textbox to be. That’s very nice. Image 1 shows an example of text with top left origin. It seems there is already some top padding above the text.

Unfortunately there is no option to add extra padding to the other sides so the text is right to the left border of the textbox. To correct this you have to add some parallel construction lines and move the text a bit to the right. Now the text has nice padding. See image 2.

It would be nice to have some padding options when adding/editing text, like in web-design: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_padding.asp

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Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 22 January 2018, 10:00 GMT+2

Unlikely to be implemented: I'm unaware of padding support in DXF/DWG. This would likely break compatibility with all other DXF/DWG applications.