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Aligning text of a shape to the top (LibreOfiice Draw) [closed]

asked 2013-06-19 17:41:00 +0100

Nikolay Georgiev gravatar image

updated 2020-08-03 14:30:41 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

How can I align the text of a shape to the top (left) corner in LibreOffice Draw?

Currently by double clicking on the shape, I can align it only to the left and right from the toolbar.

Thanks, Nikolay

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This seems to be ridiculously hidden in LibreOffice - the only place I found it was "Format -> Object and Shape -> Text", change the anchor there.

Richlv gravatar imageRichlv ( 2016-09-09 01:13:35 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-06-19 22:41:07 +0100

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-06-20 10:02:31 +0100

You can select the "Text anchor" position:

Right-click (context menu) → Text...
→ Text anchor


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thank you a lot, @mani_k! This is indeed working! I tried before with the same text anchor from the context menu "Edit Style" but it didn't work out. The menu "Text" is the right one!

Nikolay Georgiev gravatar imageNikolay Georgiev ( 2013-06-19 22:55:31 +0100 )edit

Ah! That's what "text of a shape" meant! ;)

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-06-19 22:59:19 +0100 )edit

there is NO TEXT menu in the context menu and no place ANYWHERE to do this

JDieter gravatar imageJDieter ( 2016-01-08 17:37:39 +0100 )edit

In Libreoffice 5.0.5 I didn't find "Text" in context menu, what I had to do is to select the shape, then click on Format -> Text in the top menu bar, and select the text anchor from there.

baxeico gravatar imagebaxeico ( 2016-03-10 11:15:57 +0100 )edit

@baxeico I did F2 then right click anchor text. Wish a short cut like Ctrl+1 with writer is available here.

dixie gravatar imagedixie ( 2016-07-29 13:29:29 +0100 )edit

In Libreoffice 6, the "Text" option is in Format -> Object & Shape -> Text... and works for me.

Ondro gravatar imageOndro ( 2018-04-18 10:57:13 +0100 )edit

You can also double-click inside the shape and then right-click to access the text menu.

GuilhermeBCM gravatar imageGuilhermeBCM ( 2019-02-14 12:00:32 +0100 )edit

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