Formatting individual words in a text field manually

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at
Mon Mar 21 15:46:24 EDT 2011

Thanks, Stephen, I'm still very much a LiveCode beginner and need to learn more about the ins and outs of text manipulation over the next few weeks, so I'd like to see that example stack. 
Meanwhile, as I have to deliver this demonstrator quickly (and as things like links have nowhere to go yet) the text menu works just fine.

On 21 Mar 2011, at 19:31, stephen barncard wrote:

> You could write a quick html text creator from scratch almost faster that it
> would take me to find a demo stack online somewhere. We've all rolled a few
> of our own tools while coding, it's so easy.
> Having said that, if you contact me off-list I will forward a stack that
> converts text in a Livecode field to  html and back again and includes a set
> of cleverly-implemented formatting buttons that you could adopt.   Off list
> because I found the stack online via this list a long time ago and have not
> been able to contact the author (and I modified it)- so I'm not comfortable
> posting it online.
> On 21 March 2011 12:14, Keith Clarke <keith.clarke at>wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I realise it may be anathema to ask a development community how to do
>> things manually but I'm creating a concept prototype and want to show
>> example results from scripts, without having to write them all yet (before I
>> get the budget!).
>> So, what is the easiest way to manually format an individual word in a text
>> field - to embolden, colour or add a hyperlink? Is there maybe a development
>> plug-in that works as a rich text editor?
>> Best,
>> Keith..
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