Changing text properties in a field via the IDE

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon May 18 16:56:44 EDT 2020

Graham Samuel wrote:

 > I’m using LC 9.6.0 rc1 on a Mac. Just now I did something very simple
 > that didn’t work. I created a label field, opened the Property
 > Inspector for the field and changed its text - that worked. Then I
 > attempted to change the font size - that didn’t work. The appearance
 > of the label in the stack itself didn’t change, nor could I change the
 > font, make the text bold etc. I tried this again with a regular field
 > - same result. I started a new stack with just the one field - same
 > result.
 > All these values can be changed by script, in the Message Box or
 > elsewhere, but I can’t make them in the IDE by changing values in the
 > Property Inspector.
 > What am I doing wrong?

Text attributes can be set in the field, and the field properties can be 
overridden by a text run within the field.

When changing field properties doesn't change what you see, try 
selecting the text within the field and changing that.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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