Getting textShift To Shift Down?

Scott Rossi scott at
Thu Jan 14 19:19:46 EST 2016

Unfortunately, what textShift *should* be doing, and what's it's actually
doing are two different things. Trying my simple test stack in 5.5, 6.7.8,
and 8 dp 11 shows the same behavior, so apparently this has been broken
forever.  TextShift should never adjust the lines around a selection, but
that's what it does.

In any event, I still need to shift text down in 7.0.6, so I'm hoping
knows a way to pull this off.  Anyone?

Thanks & Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 1/14/16, 3:53 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay"
<use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
jacque at> wrote:

>On 1/14/2016 4:27 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
>> Anyone have any insight on getting textShift to shift text downward?
>> I need to vertically align blocks text on a line that use different
>>   Whether I select a block of text, or all the text around the
>> things shift up, but never down.
>A positive value should push it down. It seems to sort of work in a
>quick test in LC 7.1.1, but the text next to it gets pushed up so that
>the down-shifted character stays on the baseline and everything else
>rises above it. Turning off fixedLineHeight helps a little.
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