Vertical text alignment in rectangle


Which is the easiest method to add multiple lines of text that are centered both horizontally and vertically inside a rectangle (for flow charting) without having to group multiple objects together?

Would be great to add vertical alignment options to some objects such as Text Area.



Hi again @Ryan,

Have you tried to use the Shape control yet? It should help you to achieve what you’re looking for.

Also, you’re not the first person to ask about adding a vertical alignment property to the Text Area control so I’ve added your vote for it to help prioritize the request, thanks for sharing your need!


+1 for vertical alignment


What do you mean by ‘Have you tried Shape control yet?’ – where do I find that? Could you provide me a link?


If you search for “shape” (without the quotes) in the quick add field, you should be able to add it to your project from there, @crs1138. Then you can use the property inspector to select the shape you want to use.

Hopefully that helps, Jan. Let us know if you have any questions!


Thanks that did help a bit, is there a way I could control the colour of the text?

All the best

Jan Honza Pozivil


Oh, you can do all sorts of things with the text, Jan. Color is as easy as {color:red}my text here{color}.

Check out our documentation on text formatting.


Another +1 for vertical alignment in text areas.