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SVG export with editable text

I've created a simple flowchart and exported it as an SVG. The text seems to be exported as paths, not as text elements (at least that's how it seems if I look at the actual SVG file contents with a text editor). This makes it hard for other people with other graphics editor applications (Inkscape, for example) to edit the text, and means tools for extracting text (for translators, for example) won't work. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I need to change to make the exported SVG include text as proper SVG text elements?

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Hi there,

Thanks for posting in the Lucidchart Community. I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty with your SVG export. I can confirm that Lucidchart's SVG export feature exports text as paths. If the ability to export an SVG with text is something you'd like to see supported in the future, please submit a feature request form. Ideas and feedback submitted to this form is passed directly to our product team for consideration. I apologize for any inconvenience. 

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