[Qgis-developer] Re: Label movement tools

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at sourcepole.ch
Wed Nov 17 11:37:22 EST 2010

Hi John

There is a little blog article about the tools on www.sourcepole.com

The tools only work on data defined label position / rotation / properties. So 
if you want to move labels, you need to have a field with x-values and y-values 
in the layer. Additionally, the layer needs to be in edit mode.

If you don't have x-,y-fields, you could just create them. In case of NULL 
values, the label will be automatically placed.


Am Mittwoch, 17. November 2010, um 17.20:46 schrieb John C. Tull:
> Hi Marco,
> The new label placement tools are an excellent addition to qgis. I tried to
> test these on OSX, but they seem to be non-functional. For my test case, I
> added a polygon shapefile, used the advanced labeling plugin to label the
> layer with default settings and a valid text field, then clicked the move
> tool. I get a plus symbol cursor, but clicking on a label does not do
> anything. This is true for the other tools also.
> I look forward to using this. Let me know if I can provide any details that
> might help you get to the underlying problem on OS X.
> Thanks,
> John

Dr. Marco Hugentobler
Sourcepole -  Linux & Open Source Solutions
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