> I use the text tool a lot myself and have just come to work around most the
> annoyances. I realize that it's a tricky situation as there are a ton of
> variables to consider as well as multiple workflows. I am just chiming in to
> agree wholeheartedly with #4.
> I recreate logos and have to match fonts to text in an image. In doing so I
> am constantly zooming in to get the kerning correct which puts the floating
> box with the kerning adjustment out of view. I have to zoom out to make an
> adjustment and back in to check it. This can get painful after a while. Of
> course I wish the floating panel would "float" within the viewport, but I'd
> be just as happy to have the adjustment available in the tool panel if that's
> the only way to get it to work.
> Baseline and any other controls that are exclusive to the floating panel
> should be available in the tool panel if the floating panel cannot be kept in
> view at all times.
I think it is unreasonable to expect gimp to be a full blown font editor.
Why not try your corrections in say Scribus?
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