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I tried to give my labels somekind of box and a backgroundcolor (or boxcolor) in QGIS, but i couldnt find the right option. My labels are not readable because my layers are too dark. I found offset but would prefere a small box in white. Can u help me?

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It's a feature planned for 2.0 release. see the discussion osgeo-org.1560.n6.nabble.com/Road-shield-labels-td5005058.html and the ticket hub.qgis.org/issues/2180 –  spatialthoughts Nov 27 '12 at 18:26
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You can create Halo Text as as current workaround

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This Guide runs through labeling in QGIS

http://mapeoamano.org/en/manuals/how-to-prepare-a-high-resolution-large-format-map-using-qgis

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I'd recommend new labeling though. (In 1.8: The 'abc' button in labeling toolbar - NOT labeling in layer properties.) –  underdark Nov 28 '12 at 7:31
    
Its useful to know that its not possible, yet. So I can stop searching for it in the options. Meanwhile i will go with halo-text, thx. –  Car Int Nov 28 '12 at 8:20
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