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MagratG

Applying a Text Style to all text items in a layer

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I have a layer of place names on a map.  I've applied 'MyStyle 1' to them all as I've typed them in.  I can change their look by just editing 'MyStyle 1'.  So far, so good.  If I click the layer, all the place names are selected but if I try to now apply 'MyStyle 2' to them it doesn't work.  I have to actually select all the items in the layer to change the applied style.  That doesn't seem quite right to my way of thinking.  Is this a bug, are the correct way of working?

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Hi MagratG,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

That's how it should work. A layer by itself can't have text styles applied. When you select a layer in the Layers panel you are selecting all the contents of the layer as a whole, not the individual text objects.

The first case "MyStyle 1" does work  because you are not actually selecting any object in particular - you are editing the style that is applied/assigned to several objects (it has become an attribute of those objects) - and so all the ones that use it are updated to reflect the changes you have made to the style.

 

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