Foregroundcolor and chunk formatting in general

Ivers, Doug E Doug_Ivers at lord.com
Mon Dec 9 09:31:01 EST 2002


How do I remove any chunk-specific coloring that may exist in a field?

   set the textColor of char 1 to -1 of me to empty   ???

How do I remove other chunk-specific formatting?

   set the textFont of char 1 to -1 of me to empty
   set the textStyle of char 1 to -1 of me to plain

Note that, if the FIELD's textStyle is bold, then I want to revert to that.


-- D


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Schenkel [mailto:janschenkel at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 6:38 AM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Re: Foregroundcolor stuck?
> 
> 
> --- DVGlasgow at aol.com wrote:
> > 
> > In a message dated 6/12/02 4:58:17 PM, 
> > use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com writes:
> > 
> > << The thing is that once you set the colour of
> > certain
> > 
> > words, you have to reset the colour of the entire
> > 
> > "chunk" of text, because otherwise it's overridden
> > by
> > 
> > the colour of the individual words.
> > 
> > 
> > Try this:
> > 
> > 
> > on greyme
> > 
> >   set the textColor of char 1 to -1 of me to "gray"
> > 
> > end greyme
> > 
> > 
> > Hope this helped,
> > 
> > 
> > Jan Schenkel. >>
> > 
> > Of course!  
> > 
> > Thanks Jan.  I don't even need to try this to be 
> > sure you are right!
> > 
> > I am not sure it is entirely logical though
> > ----Standing by for someone to 
> > explain to me why it is ;-)
> > 
> > 
> > Best wishes,
> > 
> > David Glasgow
> >
> 
> Look at it this way: you can 'layer' one coat of paint
> onto another. By default, the text uses the colour
> settings of the field (or, if these settings haven't
> been specified, the colour setting "up the chain") ;
> but when you set the colour of a specific chunk, it
> saves this colour with the chunk.
> So when the engine draws the text, it first looks at
> the settings of the chunk, then the settings of the
> field, then higher "up the chain" to determine the
> applicable colour settings.
> Which means that in order to make all the words in a
> field gray after their colour was changed, you have to
> change their individual settings.
> 
> Hope this cleared a few things up,
> 
> Jan Schenkel.
> 
> =====
> "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the 
> same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)
> 
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