Text field formatting

Alex Rice alex at mindlube.com
Tue Oct 28 13:24:41 EST 2003

On Oct 28, 2003, at 11:17 AM, Thomas J McGrath III wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am doing a rush CD project and need to do a lot of conversions from 
> existing Powerpoint presentations. I need to import text and graphics 
> from Powerpoint into a card in rev. Then I need to replicate the 
> special effects that were done in Powerpoint in the new card in Rev. I 
> started doing the text and am having trouble even getting the text 
> field formatting to look right.
> A wrap around text line does not tab in to align correctly. The text 
> starts at the number or bullet instead of tabbed in to align with 
> where the text starts. Rev does not seem to have good text field tools 
> for formatting.
> Any ideas on good formatting in REV? Has anyone had to do a lot of 
> importing of formatted text?
> Any ideas on how to do this. I am in a crunch on this.

Not to sound discouraging- but you are not going to acheive parity with 
Powerpoint formatting- I'm assuming Powerpoint has an embedded version 
of MS Word basically-- much more advanced text formatting than what Rev 
can do.

With Rev you are limited to htmlText and rtfText and related 
properties. Open the Transcript Dictionary and "filter with" the phrase 
"text" for other related props.

As for that specific problem with the bulleted list- you could set the 
tabStops for the field, and put the bullet in the first column and the 
text in the second column. That's not going to wrap very well though.

Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | 

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