Paragraph-level formatting

MisterX b.xavier at
Sat Nov 20 03:05:48 EST 2004

im trying to find this stack i made long ago to clean up paragraphs. It has
what you want including justification! Works with monospace fonts but it
might be adaptable to normal fonts using the formattedwidth of text...

I'll let you know when I find it... 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at 
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at] On Behalf Of 
> Alan Golub
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 03:21
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Paragraph-level formatting
> Ooohh -- you weren't kidding -- that IS ugly! Thanks for the 
> idea, but I'm with you -- I hope someone heeds your call for 
> a better solution. Anybody?
> On Friday, November 19, 2004, at 05:15PM, <Cubist at> wrote:
> >sez asg618 at
> >>I've been playing around with the latest beta of SuperCard 
> 4.5. One of 
> >>the most helpful new additions is ... [that] I can create 
> text styles 
> >>and apply them on a per-paragraph (rather than a
> >>per-field) basis.
> >>
> >>I wonder -- is there a way to achieve this in Revolution? My 
> >>experience is that field properties like firstIndent apply to the 
> >>entire field. Is there a way to achieve this 
> paragraph-level formatting with Rev?
> >   Yes, there is -- but it's ugly. How ugly it is, well, YMMV, eh?
> >   You can't do paragraph-level formatting *for real* in 
> Rev; however, 
> >what you *can* do is *fake* it with a series of however-many 
> individual 
> >text fields, each of them having its own "paragraph 
> formatting" values. 
> >Make sure all of these fields are transparent, group them 
> all, and so on and so forth.
> >   Like I said, it's ugly. But until the happy day when the engine 
> >*really* supports paragraph-level formatting, I just don't 
> see a better way to do it.
> >Anybody else have a better suggestion? Please?
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