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Line-Height & Text Align (Middle)

August 20, 2018 at 2:39pm

Line-Height & Text Align (Middle)

August 20, 2018 at 2:39pm (Edited 1 year ago)
Hi,
I have a problem how Figma manages the Line-Height combined with Middle Text Align.
If I have a text with 32px Line-height, 16px Font Size, with Text Align Middle selected, and I create a new row, all the text rows go up, very frustrating. Please see the image below for example.
Sketch doesn't have this problem, because Sketch can make a difference between Area Text and Point Text, and disables the Text Align for Point Text, which Figma doesn't.
Is there any way to solve this problem?
Thanks!

August 21, 2018 at 8:09am
Figma team anyone?
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August 22, 2018 at 8:07am

August 27, 2018 at 10:24pm
Well, in this case all you need is to set it to Align Top. It's not a tool problem, it's a matter of interpretation of how things should work I guess.... To be honest I wouldn't expect a text that was specified to align in the Middle behaving in a different manner in any circumstance.. =)
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August 28, 2018 at 2:51pm
I didn't defined a Text Area (by dragging with the Text Tool), I only created a Point Text (clicking with the Text Tool), and this should have the alignment disabled since I didn't defined an area. Look how Sketch behaves and you will see what I mean.
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you didn't expect the text box to grow up, only to center its content vertically, right?
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Yes, I wanted the text to be top pinned.
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From Figma Help: Hey Andrei, thanks for the feedback. This is something we'd likely want to change in the future, however changing the behavior requires some additional analysis and likely won't change anytime soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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January 24, 2019 at 2:23pm
+1 in my opinion this has to be fixed.
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February 11, 2019 at 11:47am
Any updates on this Figma Team? It is really annoying!
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+1 Much-needed
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April 3, 2019 at 7:58am
It is very annoying when converting the textstyle from Sketch. Got manually middle text align everytime. Can not even save this in library :(
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