I created a grid in Inkscape like this and then added text to it. I manually centered this one but I am wondering if there is a way to have it snap to the center through some of the alignment features? Basically I enabled gridlines, drew a square spanning 4 grids, and added the dashed lines across the middle. What I want is for the text to be at the intersection of the dashed lines. Is this possible other than manual work? I made this in Inkscape but solutions in other software also welcome!

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Have you tried the Align and Distribute panel?
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 0:03

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Use object snapping (whip crack sound).snap to centers

And here's another method.snap to intersection

For some reason text objects won't snap to a path intersection. I don't know if this is an Inkscape bug or if it's intentional behaviour. Snapping worked as expected when I grouped the text with a circle. You can of course remove the circle fill and stroke to make it invisible.

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