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Macros Resulting Text Style Actions

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The text style resulting actions determine if any particular text style should be applied to the text produced by a macro token.


There are 2 groups of styles: simple styles (at the top) and compound styles (at the bottom).


Simple Styles 


These are determined by the state of a 3-way CheckBox. When the CheckBox is checked it means apply the style, when it is unchecked it means remove the style, and when it is grayed out (as shown above) it means do not change the style one way or the other.


Compound Styles


These are determined by a 2-way CheckBox and another control that gives a numeric value to the style. If the checkbox is checked it means apply the style, if it is unchecked (as shown above) it means do not change the style one way or the other.


If you are using QuarkXPress 2017, or above, then you can specify the 3 new text attributes that were introduced with QuarkXPress 2017, namely: text background shading, text framing and text stroking.

If you are using InDesign, then you can specify text skewing.


Additionally, you can use the Font and Size settings to change the font of the text that will replace your token.


The checkbox in the group header lets you disable any font action, which by default is disabled.

Select the font to use from the combo box which gives you a preview of each font.

If you wish the text displayed in the text replacement settings to use the font you have selected, check the Use Above checkbox. This is useful if you are dealing with an extended alphabet such as Polish, where you may have a special font installed.


For all the above options, you can choose whether to apply the font to the Token Only or All Text in Box. Use the Size settings work in an analogous manner, although, here again, the use of All Text in Box should be limited to small textboxes with text of all the same attributes.


Metrics and Optical Kerning


If you are using InDesign, then you can also specify one of the 2 types of automated kerning available in InDesign, namely Metrics kerning (based on the design of the font maker) or Optical (where InDesign tries to find the optimal kerning for each character pair visually).


See also: text actions, paragraph actions, box actions, and nResult actions.


Topic 108256, last updated on 06-Nov-2021