You may choose whether to position the new text relative to a reference point or to align it to the field boundary.

In the Positioning panel of the addtext plugin, click reference point or field button.
Click to expand/collapse hidden textReference points

A "page" diagram is displayed with a "field" area shown as a cyan block. To set up the reference point to be used, click on a corner of the page, the top-left corner of the block or around the block's text origin. This automatically sets up the offset direction.

Select

Reference point

Offset

Page:

top-left

Down-right

 

top-right

Down-left

 

bottom-right

Up-left

 

bottom-left

Up-right

Block:

top-left

Right

Block:

text-origin

Down-right

 

 

Down-left

 

 

Up-left

 

 

Up-right

Click to expand/collapse hidden textField

There are nine alignment options for specifying the position for the text, indicated by three rows of three options. The currently selected option is shown in bold characters: click on the appropriate alignment word to select it. Specifying horizontal and/or vertical offsets moves the string inwards, away from the field boundaries.

Horizontal alignment:
oLeft  Left edge of first character's cell aligned to left boundary of the field. Offset moves position to the right.
oCentre  Mid-point of string aligned to centre-line of the field. Offset moves position to the left.
oRight  Right edge of last character's cell aligned to right boundary of the field. Offset moves position to the left.
Vertical alignment:
oTop row  Top of character cell aligned to the top boundary of the field. Offset moves position down.
oMiddle row  Text baseline of character cell aligned to the mid-line of the field. Offset moves position down.
oBottom row  Bottom of character cell aligned to the bottom boundary of the field. Offset moves position up.