use-revolution Digest, Vol 17, Issue 64

Karen Karen at curlypaws.com
Mon Feb 21 11:53:11 CST 2005


On 21/2/05 5:00 pm, Bob wrote:

>> The main card has the field "edtText" which is where the styled text is.  On
>> the secondary card, I set gFontName and gFontSize to hold the font name and
>> size, as determined by the users choice from the various fields.  What I
>> have tried is:
> The Globals are gFontName etc
>> 
>> set textFont of field "edtText" of card id 1002 of stack "Text Change" to
>> tFontName
>> set textSize of field "edtText" of card id 1002 of stack "Text Change" to
>> tFontSize
> 
> BUT you have the code accessing a variable tFontName (not gFontName).
> 
> What happens if you use
> 
> set textFont of field "edtText" of card id 1002 of stack "Text Change" to
> gFontName

On 21/2/05 5:00pm, Signe Marie wrote:
> Try: set textFont of char 1 to -1 of fld.......  (char -1 = last char)
> set textSize of char 1 to -1 of fld.......
> set textStyle of char 1 to -1 of fld.......
> 
> For these 3 text attributes you can set the attributes for chunks, whereas
> for textHeight you just set it for the whole field.

Bob and Signe Marie,

Thanks very much for your advice.

Bob, well spotted - unfortunately the mistake was only in my transcribing of
the code - the real code uses tFontName/tFontSize in both places...

Signe Marie, thanks for your suggestion, unfortunately trying setting char 1
to -1 didn't appear to have an effect either.  I guess I'm doing something
else wrong...

Is there some way in Revolution to set up a global variable such that both
the "Text Change" main stack and the "Select Font" substack can both access
it?  That would allow me to set the variable in the substack and then
retrieve it in the main stack.

Thanks,

Karen




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