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Text Box Shrinks

Dec 26, 2011, 17:34
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Text Box Shrinks
Whenever I start a new box of text, I set it to an area big enough to write. As soon as I type the letter the box automatically shrinks to the size of the first letter. This only happens sometimes, but when it happens I am frustrated. Do you know why this happens, and can I stop it?

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Dec 26, 2011, 17:43
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
Trust the normal behavior: don't pre-assign a size to the box, it will grow with the text you type. You can later adjust its size and it won't shrink.

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Dec 27, 2011, 06:21
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
Mine doesn't grow, the text disappears behind the box. I just saw a tut where he changed the size and the size of the boxed changed. This is not what happens with mine. If I make the text larger, the box stays the same size and the text hides...

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Dec 27, 2011, 09:26
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
That's what happens if I change the box size manually... with this sequence of actions, the box grows automatically:

- start text tool
- click on canvas
- enter text

If this isn't what happens for you then your version is defective (which are you running? on what OS), something is sense as a mouse move.

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Dec 27, 2011, 17:12
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
Yep, that did the trick, thanks. I was sizing a box, if I just click it changes with the text. Many thanks Ofnuts.

I am on Ubuntu 11.10 currently.

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Dec 27, 2011, 17:40
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
Wait a second, if I click on the background the text box grows as I type, but if I increase the px of the text it still disappears behind the box....?

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Dec 27, 2011, 21:51
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
(Dec 27, 2011 17:40)Pl3th0r4x Wrote:  Wait a second, if I click on the background the text box grows as I type, but if I increase the px of the text it still disappears behind the box....?
Not for me as long as I don't size or move the box. I think the rule is: size is automatic and varies according to text and font untill you change the box, in which case Gimp thinks you know better and leaves the box alone.

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Dec 29, 2011, 01:41
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RE: Text Box Shrinks
OK, it was happening before, but if I do not touch anything else after I select the text option and tick the background, the text box is working correctly.

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