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I have been trying to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape 1.2, using the tool circled in red:

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The result isn't perfect: as you can see, the text is aligned using the height of the highest character (the "A" on the left, and the "x" on the right).

The result I would like is this:

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This is done using HTML/CSS. The boxes have the following CSS properties that result in the wanted vertical alignment:

.box {
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
}

How can I achieve this kind of vertical alignment in Inkscape?

On a side note, I noticed that the height of the selection box is used to center the text in the last example:

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I'm not shure how the height of this selection box is calculated though.

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Maybe there is a better way, but you can drag a text boundary with the text tool that is the same size as the rectangle object using snapping, then set the line-height to the height of the box in 'px' (or 'mm' etc.) in the toolbar.

Line-height setting highlighted in the toolbar

This is equivalent to the old CSS trick of using line-height to center text:

.box {
    height: 200px;
    line-height: 200px;
}

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