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Text Tool: top and bottom inner margins

Jul 18, 2012, 20:11 (This post was last modified: Jul 18, 2012 20:12 by AKazak.)
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Question Text Tool: top and bottom inner margins
Dear community,

Is it possible to get rid off margins (spare space) on top and bottom as per attached screenshot?


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Jul 19, 2012, 17:47
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RE: Text Tool: top and bottom inner margins
(Jul 18, 2012 21:27)ofnuts Wrote:  These spaces are the line spacing, useful if you have several lines. Otherwise you can remove them using "Layer/Autocrop layer..."

By why would you worry about that, it's transparent pixels and for vertical alignment, the only good mark is the baseline.

Thank you! Autocrop layer is exactly what I was looking for.
I want to use Align tool to position a text label in the middle of an image (bottom layer).
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Jul 20, 2012, 03:00
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RE: Text Tool: top and bottom inner margins
(Jul 19, 2012 19:50)ofnuts Wrote:  What you really want is to have the baseline and either the caps-height or x-height lines on equal distances from the center line of your image.
OK. I want to to it in a right way.
Can you elaborate more on this method please?
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Jul 21, 2012, 05:07
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RE: Text Tool: top and bottom inner margins
(Jul 20, 2012 16:52)ofnuts Wrote:  Basically, your marker for vertically centering the text is the line which is half-way between the baseline and the top of lowercase characters without ascenders (x-height). This line should be centered in whatever you want to center the text in:
OK, it's clear. How can practically center it in GIMP?
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