Two things you can try:
Turn off hyphenation in the paragraph style.
Select the '(im)possible' broken across two lines, hit CTRL+Enter and type 'No Break', then hit Enter again.
What you see below is an automated Grep Style setup, with no manual selection done. Bits of text can be made to stick together whatever you do with the text box.
It's basically the exact same method in the question you linked to. Merely apply a stroke rather than a fill.
Select the type object
Add a new stroke to it via the Appearance Panel.
With the stroke highlighted in the Panel, choose Effect > Convert to Shape > Rectangle and adjust the settings
The "box" will then auto-size to match the text.
"I can modify the text all I want, it's just I can't select it"
The fact that you can modify the text, would indicate that perhaps the highlighting may simply be turned off.
View > Show Edges may show the highlighting you are expecting.
I have the same problem today in my Illustrator and PS and was searching for some answers, but none of those helps. So, by any chance that you still haven't found the answers all I did is I delete the font Antenna Bold. It's similar to the Arial Bold and I think it conflicts with it that why it will appear as condensed. Anyway hope this helps.
I can't see how orphans and widows can ever be a "good thing". They should in my opinion always be avoided, but in some cases you can be forced to accept them because the alternative is worse.
Why are orphans and widows a bad thing?
It always hurts my eyes to see those tiny snippets of text. It looks like an unintentional error. In this example we have ...
The general approach is to try to avoid these as much as possible, but this depends on the item being designed:
Brochures or flyers or generally simple designs: you can break the grid and extend text boxes here and there by a few millimeters to reflow content just enough so these can easily go away. A similar effect can be achieved by increasing the right ...
Select the text box with the Select and Transform tool F1
Open the XML editor using Shift+Ctrl+X
In the right pane of the XML editor, select the "Transform" item in the list.
In the settings box at the bottom right of the XML editor there will be a value that says "scale(xxx,xxx)". Delete everything in that box and click Set
Example showing what to ...
One trick ...... But let me explain with example:
1, example set up like this:
2, convert lower line text layer into smart object, then ctrl+J to make a copy layer, this is the trick, these 2 layers link to the same smart object, if you change spelling in that smart object, the 2 layers will change text at the same time.
3, add effect to the top layer,
To change the style or attributes of any objects in Inkscape you first need to select them. Unfortunately, Inkscape doesn't have a character styles panel like word processors or page layout software where you can define character styles.
So, with that in mind, here's a workaround.
Assuming your text is contained in separate text objects, select all the ...