How can I keep selected text hilited?

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at
Mon Mar 20 19:26:06 EST 2006

Actually, that should be backColor, not foreColor. Sorry for the confusion.

On 3/20/06, Mark Talluto <userev at> wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2006, at 1:43 PM   Mar 20, 2006, Robert E. Ball 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.
> There probably is a few ways this can be done.  The first thing I
> would try is to store the selectedChunk information everytime there
> is a mouseUp.  You could store this in a variable or a custom property.
> A quick and dirty solution would be the following:
> on selectionChanged
>      put the selectedChunk
>      set the foreGroundColor of the selectedChunk to 255,0,0
> end selectionChanged
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