Changing font colour for individual letters

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Coldm
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Changing font colour for individual letters

Post by Coldm » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:36 am

Hi

Could someone please tell me if there is anyway of changing the font colour of individual letters in a chart. I would like to have the initial letter of each name entered on the chart a different colour than the rest of the letters in the name. Is this possible.

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Coldm

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Re: Changing font colour for individual letters

Post by Nick Hunter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:43 pm

Hi,

Each piece of text can only have one colour but you could achieve it by splitting the text into two elements, one for the first letter and one for the rest, and then making each element a different colour.

Coldm
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Re: Changing font colour for individual letters

Post by Coldm » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi

Thanks for your reply. I only recently started using the software. Could tell me how I can split he text into two elements?

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Coldm

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Re: Changing font colour for individual letters

Post by Nick Hunter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:37 pm

Hi,

There are several ways to do it. You could just copy the existing text element and paste it back in. You would then have two elements the same; double-click to edit one so that it contains only the first letter and do the same with the second so that it is missing the first letter.
http://treedraw.spansoft.org/manual/html/edit_copy.php
http://treedraw.spansoft.org/manual/html/edit_text.php

Make sure that the snap-to-grid is on so that you can easily align the two elements vertically. Aligning them horizontally might be tricky and may not look the same when printed out.
http://treedraw.spansoft.org/manual/html/opts_grid.php

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