How can I keep selected text hilited?

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at
Mon Mar 20 19:09:25 EST 2006


Sure. Just set the foreColor of the selectedText to the hiliteColor. That
makes the change sticky.

On 3/20/06, Robert E. Ball <reball at> wrote:
> I want the user of my program to be able to hilite portions of a text
> field on a given card (similar to using a yellow hilite pen on a book
> page -- I have set hiliteColor to yellow) and then to have the
> hilited text show up when the user returns to the card.
> When I first double click on a word in a field, the selected word's
> backgroundColor turns yellow, as it should. However, when I double
> click on another word in the field, the yellow backgroundColor of the
> previously selected word is removed and the backgroundColor of the
> second selected word is yellow. I understand why this works -- a new
> word has been selected. However, is it possible to write a script to
> save the yellow backgroundColor of all selected words. In other
> words, I would like my cards to look just like the page of a book
> that has hilited text.
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