[Qgis-developer] Re: Label movement tools

John C. Tull jctull at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 13:30:40 EST 2010

Hi Marco,

Thanks for the notes about usage. Once I set things up properly, it worked as expected. Another excellent addition to the codebase.


On Nov 17, 2010, at 8:37 AM, Marco Hugentobler wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Marco
> 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
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