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Why Toggle BOTH Align to Glyph Bounds Options?

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Sep 02, 2020

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I know this feature is brand new, but I geek out over new changes. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone has figured out a point in having both Align to Point Text and Align to Area Text toggled on at the same time? It just seems like the Align to Area Text functionality overides the Align to Point Text.  

 

Attaching screenshot below for reference. All 3 Lines aligned the yellow shape to the text using Vertical Top and Horizontal Left with each new Glyph Align option. Seems like turning one option on should turn the other off, no?

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Why Toggle BOTH Align to Glyph Bounds Options?

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I know this feature is brand new, but I geek out over new changes. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone has figured out a point in having both Align to Point Text and Align to Area Text toggled on at the same time? It just seems like the Align to Area Text functionality overides the Align to Point Text.  

 

Attaching screenshot below for reference. All 3 Lines aligned the yellow shape to the text using Vertical Top and Horizontal Left with each new Glyph Align option. Seems like turning one option on should turn the other off, no?

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Sep 12, 2020

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Yes, indeed so it seems. And even more so, I don't get why the point text option is needed whatsoever since it seems to makes no difference at all when chosen (on its own, or) not chosen at all, both in an area type and in a point type.

check out this channel it might help https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRrBdFkdUfBWihLUX4sBDQ?view_as=subscriber

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Sep 13, 2020

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No. Align to Point Text only affects alignment to point text; Align to Area Text only affects area text. If you are working, for example, with a point text object, then the area text alignment setting, whether on or off,  will not affect the alignment of another object to it. If, for some reason, you want objects to align to the text on point text objects and to the bounding box on area type objects, turn on the point type alignment and turn off the area type alignment. And so on.

Are you familiar with the difference between point and area type?

 

Peter

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Sure. But it worked on both for me. I can send you a video clip if you're really interested.

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