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  • Text Style Expressions in AE2020

  • Mikael Holmström

    November 28, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Hi all,

    I can’t figure out how to make the new text style expressions work in AE 2020 (v17.0.0. Build 557).

    For all I know, they should be placed in the expression field of Source Text of a text layer, right?

    When i write, for instance, “style.setFontSize(100)” in the expression field, I get this error message:

    Error: Property or method named ’style’ in Class ’global’ is missing or does not exist. It may have been renamed, moved, deleted, or the name may have been mistyped.

    What am I doing wrong?


  • Andrei Popa

    November 28, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Try this

    The style belongs to the ‘sourceText’ Class, not in ‘global’ Class.

    My Envato portfolio.

  • Mikael Holmström

    November 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Unfortunately it doesn’t work.
    Do I have to activate this features somehow to make it work?
    Other new features, such as dropdown menu expression control works.

  • Dan Ebberts

    November 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Make sure you have File>Project Settings>Expressions set to JavaScript.


  • Mikael Holmström

    November 29, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Lovely, now it works.
    Many thanks

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