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scott tupper
update multiple instances of same text layer
on Apr 20, 2010 at 6:03:44 pm

I have a text layer and an inverted copy acting as a reflection. Is there something like parenting that would allow me to update the original and have the copy update itself too?

Thanks



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Dave LaRonde
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer
on Apr 20, 2010 at 6:09:57 pm

A simple copy and paste won't cut it for you, will it?

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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scott tupper
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer
on Apr 20, 2010 at 6:25:15 pm

I am using the comps from spreadsheet script to update these text fields and anticipate creating about 75 to 100 lower thirds and question slides, so no I can't copy and paste. Besides that would be too simple!



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Michael Szalapski
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer
on Apr 20, 2010 at 6:25:31 pm

You could either precomp your text and use the text compositions as your layers.
Or you could tie the source text of the layers to be the same via expressions.
The first option is better, because then you can add gradients, bevels, etc.

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scott tupper
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer
on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:01:50 pm

The idea of an expression to tie the layers sounds good.
Can someone point me in the right direction?



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Brian Charles
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer Expression
on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:11:03 pm

Reveal the Source Text property for both layers and pick whip the reflection source to the original source.

705_sourcetext.png.zip



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scott tupper
Re: update multiple instances of same text layer Expression
on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:56:08 pm

Rock on Brian!
U DA MAN!
Didn't realize that it was just that simple.
Thanks



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