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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 2017-2022, 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 font selector control.

If you wish the text displayed in the text replacement settings to use the font you have selected, check the Use Above checkbox.

 

Apply text formatting to

 

For all the above options, you can choose whether to apply the font to the Token Only or All Text in Box.

 

If your macro token is located inside an InDesign table, then you can specify that the selected format should be applied to all the cells of the table, or only to cells of the same row, or only to cells of the same column, or both, as shown on the right.

 

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 28-Apr-2022