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Padding in text boxes in Adobe XD.

New Here ,
Dec 01, 2019 Dec 01, 2019

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The text should be flush against the text box so that when design files are exported for development, the developer can get accurate padding values.
 
This is really problematic and almost defeats the purpose of the dev link if the values aren't measured from the edge of the text.
 
The text is flush against the text box in photoshop, why not XD?
 
We're in a space where we have to do two iterations of the layout. 
1) Design to the edge of the text so that we know what it should look like.
2)Before handing over, shift all copy blocks so that the dev link values exported, state what it should be despite it being optically incorrect. - very confusing for the developer
 
It's adding so much time to the process and isn't sustainable especially when it comes to designing detailed, text-heavy components 
 
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Adobe Employee , Dec 02, 2019 Dec 02, 2019
Hi Jade, We understand it could be the useful feature and thank you for sharing your feedback. We have seen a similar request has been raised here: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/34854922-allow-user-entered-margins-and-padding-around-text Please submit your feedback and upvote the request to add your voice. Hope it helps. Thanks, Harshika

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2019 Dec 02, 2019

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Hi Jade,

 

We understand it could be the useful feature and thank you for sharing your feedback. We have seen a similar request has been raised here: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/34854922-allow-use...

 

Please submit your feedback and upvote the request to add your voice. Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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New Here ,
Jul 24, 2021 Jul 24, 2021

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You're completely right about this, Jade. The link that the moderator gives you for a "similar issue" is not this issue at all. I still haven't found a solution for this, and I honestly do not understand the logic for having designed the program this way in the first place. There is an arbitrary padding around the text inside the bounding box so that you have to either eyeball the alignment or other inefficient workarounds, or convert the text to a path to get accurate placement... then, of course, you can no longer change the font or any other font-related properties. I don't understand this, and I truly hope we see a solution to this.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021

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spot-on, Jade. I thought i was doing something wrong but clearly not. To be honest this renders XD next to useless and they really should sort it out. Ridiculous. Blow adding it to a feature request list it's a basic requirement!

 

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