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  • 1.  Xpression - Center Concatenated text - different font sizes

    Posted 08-08-2021 15:00
    I'm making a stat lower third with stat categories/numbers. The design calls for two different font sizes for the category and number. I've got it set up with {font} and concatenate in Visual logic, which works great - except I don't know how to align the text vertically, instead of it aligning the the bottom. How can I do this? Can I do that while keeping it set up in concatenate? Appreciate any help. 


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    Amanda Stromquist
    Amasa Media Productions
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  • 2.  RE: Xpression - Center Concatenated text - different font sizes

    Posted 08-09-2021 01:13
    Amanda,
    You might be able to do what you want by modifying the vertical space/leading of the font you need to align vertically.
    If that doesn't work, make all your text separate objects and position them with visual logic...working from memory here...value block into x position of first item,  then x position, bounding box width & value into add block feeding x position of next item...and so on.
    Having all parts in a group would simplify any animation.
    Hope this helps,
    James.

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    James Hessler
    WAAY (HEARTLAND MEDIA)
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  • 3.  RE: Xpression - Center Concatenated text - different font sizes

    MalThePal
    Posted 08-23-2021 11:51
    If you are willing to dive into a little scripting you can use font tags and change fonts via scripting. You can then combine the various elements into a single text object that is subject to scale, spacing. I had a stats bar where we used different colors for stat title and stat data. By combining all elements I could then use squeeze and align to fit them exactly where I wanted them. If you would like a sample, let me know.

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    Malcolm Thorpe
    TV Syndicate/Icon Fitness
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  • 4.  RE: Xpression - Center Concatenated text - different font sizes

    Posted 08-27-2021 10:32
    Hi Malcolm,
    Thank you for the reply. That would be great if you don't mind sharing a sample! Greatly appreciated.

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    Amanda Stromquist
    Amasa Media Productions
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  • 5.  RE: Xpression - Center Concatenated text - different font sizes

    MalThePal
    Posted 08-27-2021 11:32
    Let me dig into the old scripts I have. The vertical alignment is going to be a head scratcher but I will see what I can come up with. Actually you could do it in visual logic. Align the first data to the first title by using y position block, but add an offset from the math tab between the title block and the data block. Adjust the data to align with the title. Then, make all stat titles align with your title, and all stats info align with the first stat data.

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    Malcolm Thorpe
    TV Syndicate/Icon Fitness
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  • 6.  RE: Xpression - Center Concatenated text - different font sizes

    MalThePal
    Posted 28 days ago
    I just stumbled across this post again. Amanda I am so sorry I didn't respond. Are you still in need of that scripting?

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    Malcolm Thorpe
    Free Lance Xpression Designer/Carbonite TD
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