Text highlight

pho's picture

Hi,

How can I create a text highlight effect like this without having to manually add a background to each line of text?

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cybero's picture
Re: Text highlight

Maybe I'm being a wee bit dim about this, but your image doesn't seem to show any highlighted text at all. Quick fire replacement / solution install the free NI QC plugins and use their NI Styled Text With String through to an NI Image With Styled Text patch and then to a Billboard. Haven't figured your different requirements to avoid formatting each new line of text.

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pho's picture
Re: Text highlight

Yes, should have probably said text background color, sorry!

I attached a qtz with 3 different solutions. None of them will work for me, because everyone of them have problems. NI patches present problems related to text alignment, margins and distance between lines. The native patches don't adjust to the letters in the lines. The problem with my custom solution is that I have to go through many steps for each new line I create.

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cybero's picture
Re: Text highlight

Although there's been a fair old amount of work done regarding treating and presenting text, as strings, or as strings from structures, [usually from CSV or XML sources], I can't see any way around the problem regarding the need to use a separate Native or NI String patch for each line to be uniquely treated as highlighted or not.