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I'd been using an application called Comic Life to make some presentations.  There are some nice aspects of the app, but it's a bit tedious -  What I need to do is create text containers that will have stroked outlines as well as fill.  I know one can make a text frame out of shapes but I can't seem to apply a stroke (or see one) after a conversion.  What am I missing here?

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As far as I’m aware, it isn’t possible apply a stroke to a text frame. I think you just have to duplicate the shape, apply a stroke to the original copy and then convert the duplicate to a text frame. Since the duplicate will be positioned directly on top of the stroked shape, you’ll get the visual effect that you want.


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I was afraid of that.  I know it can be done however - I've attached a screencast.  I wonder if a set of curves could be 'attached' to the text box outline and move along with the changes....    I'm never savvy enough it seems to get what I want.

 

 

 

 

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I wonder is a script could be utilised to move in and out of a text frame mode as needed to make adustments on the fly?  Is that plausible?

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Hello Pilate,

 

if you use designer, you could use assets for this.

attached an example.

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Thanks D,

 

I don't yet know how to get assets into the application.  When I opened the file I got an error message: this file is not an Affinity Document.

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in designer go to view>studio>assets


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to import the assets click on the hamburger menu in assets

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Yes that's correct. Making assets of these groups makes it easy to reuse


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Is it possible to set up the asset/group so it formats text that's pasted into it?

 

For instance, I've a script already typed up and it would be very useful to copy and paste snippets where needed through the document.

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you could use edit>paste without format, or ctrl+alt+shift+V for that


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