Art measurement including outlines

Windows 8 CorelDraw 2017


When I completely select the art in my workspace it will show me a measurement, but the measurement (width in this example) always does not include outlines. In this instance it is text with some outlines. I know that if I convert the outlines to curves it will give me proper width. I would rather not do this because many times I have to go back and edit the text in the art. So my question is if there is a way to get a proper width that includes outlines? Thanks for your time.