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dema jameel
Text Auto Margins
on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:00:13 pm

Hi y'all,

So I'm working on a UI template that is chat based. I set up a master control to easily change the name of user 1 for example without having to change every text box in a precomp. I encountered a challenge where the username has a timestamp (which changes) next to it, and I'm wondering if there is a way to have the two text boxes interactive in a way that retains the space between them.

I attached an image for quick reference. For instance, if I change the contents of a text to a longer one, can the time stamp next be auto positioned?

https://ibb.co/VgfSDRJ

Thanks!


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Graham Quince
Re: Text Auto Margins
on Oct 27, 2019 at 9:50:08 am

Ooh, nice.

I think this thread from 2016 probably covers what you’re after. It’s about using an expression to determine the width of a text box.

https://forums.creativecow.net/docs/forums/post.php?forumid=227&postid=3277...

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Julien Schickel
Re: Text Auto Margins
on Oct 31, 2019 at 2:22:46 am

I just made a tutorial for creating a text box that will automatically adjust itself to the size of the text, I think It basically does what you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuV-tgJYUcY

Hope that answers your question.

Julien


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