How to set two text boxes to the same width in inkscape

I have two text boxes which were created by selecting the text tool, and dragging out a rectangle of approximately the right size. Now I would like to make sure they are the same width. If I select the text boxes with the text tool, I can only resize by dragging with the mouse. If I select them with the arrow tool, I can resize by typing in a precise width on the Tool Controls Bar. But this will stretch the text and looks horrible.

Is there a way to make sure the text boxes have the same width, or will I have to eyeball it?


  1. Select the text box
  2. Open the XML editor in Inkscape by clicking on the XML icon in the
    top toolbar. (or click Edit > XML Editor). The XML editor will open highlighting the selected svg:flowRoot id
    object in the XML
  3. Expand the items below the highlighted entry until you find the
    svg:rect id
  4. Select the Width, type a new width, and press CTRL+Enter to commit
    the change.

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