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Thomas Collier
linking source text between precomps
on Sep 30, 2014 at 4:03:02 am

Tried searching around without any luck...Is there any way I can link the source text field to other layers outside of that comp?

ie: "text update comp" has text layer "hello"

composition "mirror" has a 2 text layers that sourcetext = whatever "text update comp" layer "hello" says

trying to do something very specific...don't want to type "hello" more than once! Must retain kerning, scale etc. Thanks!


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Dan Ebberts
Re: linking source text between precomps
on Sep 30, 2014 at 6:01:43 am

You can link source text across comps with expressions, but you won't get the formatting.

You've probably thought of this, but the only thing I can think of that preserves the formatting would be to precomp the text and use instances of the precomp instead of separate text layers.


Dan



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