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"Layer Boundary Size" doesn't preserve text layer?

Mar 27, 2012, 12:48 (This post was last modified: Mar 27, 2012 13:32 by mpv.)
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Hello all,
I have a text layer with width given at its creation. When I later open text editor and enter some wider text, it is wrapped to second line. So I would like to enhance the width of the layer to prevent this. When I add width to the layer using "Layer Boundary Size" menu item, text layer gets converted into standard bitmap layer Sad. I don't understand the logic why a text layer isn't preserved on change of its size .

Is there a way how I can adjust size of text layer without its conversion to a bitmap?
Thank you.
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Mar 27, 2012, 13:22
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RE: "Layer Boundary Size" doesn't preserve text layer?
Because "Layer boundary size" is really "create a transparent bitmap of this size and merge the designated layer in it".

In the Text tool, if you drag the text layer sides (as in the Crop tool), it will increase that layer size but keep it in "text" mode. If you *never* resize or move the text layer, it will self-adjust around the text you enter. But as soon as you move/size it, it will assume you take charge and not resize automatically .

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Mar 27, 2012, 13:31
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RE: "Layer Boundary Size" doesn't preserve text layer?
It worked! Thanks for great answer covering details of the implementation and behavior.
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