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  • John Koronaios

    December 1, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Good morning to everyone!

    I have the following problem.

    I link a text to get the data automatically.

    When I connect only one text and modify the layer style with expressions, it works normally.

    When I connect and the second text, it does not show me the double texts, but sends me a message [objectObject]

    What i must change in the expression to make it work normally?

    Thank you in advance
    best wishes
    John K.



  • John Koronaios

    December 1, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I want the final text have the Name with Other font and the Surname with other font…Like this.

    For this reason i try to connect two diferrnet layer styles in the same text with expression…Other idea?

  • Kevin Camp

    December 2, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I don’t think you’ll be able to do this with a text style expression, as style is applied to the whole text layer, not a partial string.

    If you want one name regular (or light) and the other bold, I think you will need to make them separate text layers and then use a sourceRectAtTime() expression to make the second text layer follow the first, as if it were a single text layer.

    Try this:

    Create two text layers and parent layer 2 to layer 1.

    Add this expression to the position property of of layer 2:

    rect = parent.sourceRectAtTime() ;
    x = rect.left + rect.width ;
    [ x, value[1] ]

    Layer 2 should now follow layer 1 as you modify layer 1’s source text as if they were both on the same text line.

  • John Koronaios

    December 2, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I try and this but… :/

    Please if you have some idea help…

  • John Koronaios

    December 2, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I try and this with parent and Rect expression but didn’t wotk….

  • Kevin Camp

    December 2, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    For my set up, i was thinking you’d want each text layer lined up by their y-axis (like it is on a single line of text), and then the expression would go on the Position property rather than the Source Text property.

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