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!

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+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!

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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.

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It would be very useful to have control over vertical alignment of text in Shapes. E.g. Top, Middle, Bottom.

It would also be useful if you could Auto Fit a Shape to its text.