Sample text formatting with expression?
Is there a way to sample the formatting of a block of source text with an expression? I’m using sourceText to make multiple instances of information for a lower third. I don’t want to precomp anything if possible to avoid rasterization and because it gets out of hand when versions are duplicated many times, but I still need to generate multiple identical text layers from a single source text layer. I’d love to be able to adjust bold, italics, text color, font, etc. one time in the source layer and be able to reuse it several times within the same comp. Doable? I haven’t been able to find any solutions on the Internets…
If I have to concatenate several source layers, that’s fine; I just need to force carriage returns at certain points.
thisComp.layer("Source Text 1 ").text.sourceText + " " + thisComp.layer("Source Text 2").text.sourceText + " " + thisComp.layer("Source Text 3").text.sourceText