[TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

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uwestoehr
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[TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

Postby uwestoehr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:11 am

In the new balloon annotation feature I noticed that the text inside the balloon is not centered. It looks not nice and I cannot find a way to center the text inside the balloon:
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However, in the images I find in the Wiki: TechDraw_Balloon, the text looks perfectly centered. is there a special option or trick?

Btw., as you can see the view has too large crosses for the arcs/circles. How can I reduce their size to make the view better readable?

OS: Windows 7 SP 1 (6.1)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.18652 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: TD-ProjGroup-creation
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Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
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chrisb
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Re: [TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

Postby chrisb » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:22 am

Confirmed. It must be a regression, it was ok in

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Re: [TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

Postby Syres » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:21 am

To possibly assist narrowing it down, build 0.19.18284 was the last one where I have the text centred correctly (approx. 24/09/2019) and the first build I have where it goes off centre is 0.19.18351 (approx. 28/09/2019).

I haven't had the need for the balloons up to present so I have only just noticed that the colour of the text is correct (for those of us who like to have anything but black) but the arrow is always black as opposed to how dimensions work with both the arrow(s) and text being the same colour.
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Re: [TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

Postby uwestoehr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:04 pm

Syres wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:21 am
To possibly assist narrowing it down, build 0.19.18284 was the last one where I have the text centred correctly (approx. 24/09/2019) and the first build I have where it goes off centre is 0.19.18351 (approx. 28/09/2019).
Many thanks!

Wandererfan, I think you might have an idea, right?
wandererfan wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:28 am
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Re: [TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

Postby wandererfan » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:35 pm

uwestoehr wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Wandererfan, I think you might have an idea, right?
The size of the center marks can be adjusted with ViewTab->Decoration->Center Scale. The center marks can be turned off with ViewTab->Decoration->Arc Center Marks.

As for the Balloon text, I don't remember any changes to Balloon for the last 3-4 months, so I'll have to dig into that one.
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Re: [TechDraw] balloon text placement issue

Postby uwestoehr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:56 pm

wandererfan wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:35 pm
The size of the center marks can be adjusted with ViewTab->Decoration->Center Scale. The center marks can be turned off with ViewTab->Decoration->Arc Center Marks.
Many thanks. I will update the corresponding Wiki page TechDraw_NewProjGroup right now and come up with further questions if I have some.