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Robert Paynter
Text justified to the bottom
on Nov 4, 2013 at 3:56:10 pm

I'm trying to create the effect of words being typed at the the bottom of a text box. On return or after running past margins of text box, instead of moving off page the paragraph moves up.

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Kevin Camp
Re: Text justified to the bottom
on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:28:19 pm

to create the type on effect, you can use an expression like this on the source text property:

rate = 10; // value in characters per second
txt = text.sourceText;

set the rate value as needed.

then for position try this expression:

offset = 100; // value in pixels
returns = text.sourceText.split('\r').length - 1;
value - [0, returns * offset]

you'll need to adjust the offset value based on the size and line spacing of the text used.

the expression looks for returns ('/r') to advance the text, so you will need to use hard returns for each new line when you type the text.

you can make your life easier by manually setting the leading in the character palette, then use that value as the offset.

Kevin Camp
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