Balsamiq Community Discussion

How to add padding (or inner margin) to buttons?


I want to change the spacing for the text contained in a few buttons I added without changing their size. Any suggestion?

I’m brand new to Balsamiq, I try (and will try) my best to use the documentation.


Hey @Vincent_Poirier,

There should really be more padding on the button control. I’m sorry about that. We will get that fixed.

In the interim, there are a couple of options here:

  • You could use a Shape control, and add text and an icon to it. It has a much nicer margin
  • Or you could use a rectangle control, and then overlay an Icon+Text control on top of it. That will give you complete control of the margin.

I’m sorry again for lack of margin there, Vincent. Please let me know if either of those options work for you. :slight_smile:


I agree! Being able to adjust padding (and height) on buttons would be awesome— it helps to be able to at least show the proportions accurately without having to cobble together multiple elements…