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Hi,

I am having trouble making buttons for a website (navigation buttons) i make one and i would love to be able to just replace the text so all the buttons stay aligned with each other but i cant get it to work, i have attached two i have made so far.

They will will be shown vertically, so they to stay aligned, thank you again
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by:jonathanduane2010
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sorry i forgot to attach images
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exhibitions.jpg
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brundo earned 1000 total points
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I suppose, you have an empty button on which you add text and save it as a new image.

Text comes in another layer (you can see it by opening Layer dialog, ctrl+L) and you can move the text with Move tool (shortcut is M, if you need it). The only problem is how to move the text exactly to the right place.

I would make an empty buttons with guides and save it so, that guides remain in picture. You can achieve it if you save button as XCF file (e.g. button.xcf). In GIMP manual is explained how to define guides.

When you create your button you have to have option View > Snap to guides on. So your text will always align with the same lines. When you save your button, guides will not be visible.

test-guides-screenshot.png
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ok that looks great, is there a text tool in GIMP?
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by:brundo
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Yes - this is a tool with an "A" on the button. Or you can go through menu: Tools > Text.
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