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    Bug Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    Dear Xara...

    There are times when I need to use the Name htmlblocktext to manipulate my text line or text block as a DIV and not a collection of SPANs.

    I find that if I have a single line of text as a Text Line, the last word wraps to a new line, regardless of the available line length.
    It does not wrap if I append a blank to the last word. This misaligns right- & middle-centred text needlessly.

    Can this be rectified.

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    Default Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    Can you send me an example of this happening as I can't seem to replicate?

    Thanks
    Rob

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    Smile Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob-Xar View Post
    Can you send me an example of this happening as I can't seem to replicate?
    Thanks Rob
    Rob, sample file attached: Single Line Text with htmlblocktext.xar.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    This is rather confusing, as whilst I can see it in your example I can't replicate this behaviour, even copying your text into a new text area and applying htmlblocktext again to it.

    For some reason the aspect ratio of your text has changed? If the text is all selected and 100% re-applied it exports normally?

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    Default Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob-Xar View Post
    This is rather confusing, as whilst I can see it in your example I can't replicate this behaviour, even copying your text into a new text area and applying htmlblocktext again to it.
    For some reason the aspect ratio of your text has changed? If the text is all selected and 100% re-applied it exports normally?
    Rob, the Normal Test+ was an oversight on my part and is only on the Text Areas. So, by fluke, it seems there is another feature at large here.

    I still have the two fails for a Text Line and a Text column.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    It appears very font dependent, but I've know idea why this is the case:

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    Default Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    Egg, thank you for your experiments and confirmation of the strange behaviours.

    I have a workaround for Text Line and Text Column (add a trailing Space) and never use a Text Area for a single line.
    It really needs Xara to rectify and to document htmlblocktext Name usage in the Help; it has been part of the Xara Desktop application versions for aeons.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Undocumented Feature - Name of htmlblocktext

    Totally agree Acorn. Definitely not intuitive .
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