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I am using Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) and although I have been working with Illustrator for many years, I only do small vector related things in it, so by no means an expert.

I would like to align a bit of text inside a rectangle object, so I select both, then I tell it to align relative to rectangle, and press the Vertically Align Center option, but this is what I get:

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As you can see, it is NOT vertically centered, what am I doing wrong?

This seems to behave this way with text only! I'm sure if I changed the text to paths and did the alignment, I'd get the result I'm after, but must I do this? Is there no easier way?

UPDATE:

Following solution provided by duplication link still doesn't work for me! Am I missing something? I applied the Effect > Path > Outline Object

Here is what I get:

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Thank You.

marked as duplicate by Scott, Hanna, Zach Saucier, JohnB Jul 17 '15 at 14:57

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  • Yeah, it's basically the above... The answer is that illustrator is vertically aligning the bounding box, the solution is what you've linked to or to expand the outlines, but loose editability of the text... I wish Adobe would fix this issue. – unknowndomain Jun 26 '15 at 14:32
  • It's not an Illustrator issue. It's an issue with the font file from the font foundry. There's nothing for Adobe to fix. – Scott Jun 26 '15 at 14:34
  • see update, I don't know what I'm missing. – J86 Jun 26 '15 at 14:38
  • It would appear you didn't follow all the steps in the duplicate link. – Scott Jun 26 '15 at 14:38
  • When it says Preferences does it mean Illustrator's main preferences? cause I can't see Preview Bounds anywhere :( – J86 Jun 26 '15 at 14:40
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you are not missing anything.. And even Adobe Illustrator is doing it's job very well.. Look at the below image enter image description here

  1. Text is shown as selected and as you can see it is perfectly aligned in the centre! The problem is all type faces have different line-heights so what Illustrator does is.. it aligns based on text's line height
  2. Path (Outlined) as you can see after converting text to outlines it aligns visible!
  3. Rasterized and text also carries it's line height property and takes up the space accordingly.

Hope this is what you are looking for.

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"This seems to behave this way with text only! I'm sure if I changed the text to paths and did the alignment, I'd get the result I'm after, but must I do this? Is there no easier way?"

No, there is no easier way.

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