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Although this new feature is helpful, this still does not resolve the issue at hand. Adobe XD absolutely needs to remove the extra space between the actual text and the bounding boxes. Is this something that the Adobe XD team will consider resolving?
Hey Adobe - This is really serious issue (IMO more than important) to have tools within yours app can create accurate mockups and design, without manual corrections of position before design is provide to development team. And it makes aftermath, ex: In case there's some default padding on textbox, witch couldn't be set up / controlled by designer it makes measure tool unuseful.
4 years later and this issue has still not been resolved
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.
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!
My team was migrating from Photoshop to XD for HTML designs.
Now that I have encountered this problem in the way XD has been designed,
I am now considering switching again to Figma.
Can we please get an ETA on when Adobe will consider fixing this flagrant design flaw?
Or are we all missing something?
I don't understand how we're in 2022 (more than 2 years later) and this issue still hasn't been resolved. So many issues with Adobe XD that I am sincerely considering just switching to Figma permanently.
It's extremely difficult to measure appropriately if the text boxes aren't aligned with the actual text. There's simply too much space around EACH side of the text that can't be resized.
How is anyone supposed to accurately measure how far elements are away from one another if the empty space on ALL sides within text-boxes take up anywhere from 5px- 20px?
- Karen rant over.
This issue is driving me nuts. I have a ridiculously massive prototype that I'm having to run through and measure precise gaps between text boxes by drawing a new box between them, eying it so that the box sits perfectly against the type, and then use the height of that box to get the measurement.
So confused - how are developers meant to take XD designs and replicate them perfectly when these gaps are based on text boxes with their own random amount of padding around each edge?
Agree, it's the only thing making me consider Figma at the moment. I get everything lined up, but the text bounding boxes inaccuracy causes everything else to be thrown off.
Given adobe have bought Figma, and this particular issue STILL hasnt been resolved in XD... i think we we all know what we have to do. XD will be gone soon like so many other half realised adobe products i've wasted my time on...
I've had the same issue