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    More label drunkenness

    Hmm, I think my labels may have had too much :wine::whiskey::beer: last night. I got a request to make some smaller grids, as the OOTB items are ridiculously huge.
    The label here is dead center in the family, but upon use it shifts consistently away from the grid line, in all orientations, vertical, horizontal, even diagonal. I guess the OOTB stuff is huge just to try to hide the behavior. :banghead:

    Still not sure if this one is to be blamed on the Revit code, or perhaps some Windows API being used, or even simply the way Windows handles fonts, which has never been about good typography. Frustrating none the less.

    And yeah, different fonts move around differently. Gah!

    Gordon
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    I've always been using smaller Grid Heads, but have never encoutered that problem, so maybe :wine: :whiskey: and :beer: is the problem - But would like to see the family, just to poke with it
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Agree with Klaus..I have never encountered this before..Please uplad a family here so that we can investigate.
      R
      Pfaulder | London, UK

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        #4
        Have you checked that the text is horizontally and vertically justified to "center" on the label?
        Juan Carlos Moreno
        Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
        Sisley Cosmetics

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          #5
          I think this is "fontiness". I see this even with Arial to some degree. Try a 1 compared with 8 or 4 and 7. Each number is slightly "off" compared with the center of others. How "well" the font is made will affect how it adheres to its spot.

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            #6
            I can certainly see the AMOUNT of movement being font specific, but I would not expect the placement of the grid line to affect the insertion of the text, if you will. Certainly not when it doesn't affect the insertion of lifework. Then again, I would expect the text in an elevation bubble to move around just because the overall bubble is at an angle. Just weird. And likely a Windows/API thing. Lord knows I hope no one is rewriting this kind of low level API function. ****-poor or not.

            Gordon
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              #7
              Originally posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
              I think this is "fontiness". I see this even with Arial to some degree. Try a 1 compared with 8 or 4 and 7. Each number is slightly "off" compared with the center of others. How "well" the font is made will affect how it adheres to its spot.
              I would assume it has to do with the embedded kerning in the font. Although that wouldn't account for vertical movements...
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