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How to link text properties between different text layers?

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Oct 20, 2020

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I have a composition with text animation and I want to make a MOGRT template. But the problem is I have 3 text layers (the same text, but different effects and animation applied) and I don't know how to link them together correctly.

Now I have all Source Texts linked to the first text layer and this first layer is linked to Essential Graphics panel, so I can change the text from the panel and it works ok. But whan I want to change the font style (character), only the first text layer is changing. Is there any way to solve it? Is it possible to link text properties somehow?

Many thanks in advance!

 

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Correct answer by Roland Kahlenberg | Adobe Community Professional

Drop this Expression into the sourceText property of the 'child' Text Layers.
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sauceText = thisComp.layer("Sauce").text.sourceText;
sauceText.style.setText(sauceText)

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How to link text properties between different text layers?

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I have a composition with text animation and I want to make a MOGRT template. But the problem is I have 3 text layers (the same text, but different effects and animation applied) and I don't know how to link them together correctly.

Now I have all Source Texts linked to the first text layer and this first layer is linked to Essential Graphics panel, so I can change the text from the panel and it works ok. But whan I want to change the font style (character), only the first text layer is changing. Is there any way to solve it? Is it possible to link text properties somehow?

Many thanks in advance!

 

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Correct answer by Roland Kahlenberg | Adobe Community Professional

Drop this Expression into the sourceText property of the 'child' Text Layers.
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sauceText = thisComp.layer("Sauce").text.sourceText;
sauceText.style.setText(sauceText)

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Read up on using text style expressions in the online help. There may be limitations, though, as generally some stuff in templates simply doesn't evaluate correctly.

 

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Thank you for your answer! Yes, I've found in Adobe guidelines

"Please note that forwarding Source Text via expressions does not work with Font Properties"

and it confused me even more. How, in this case, the other projects with text effects are made? 

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Drop this Expression into the sourceText property of the 'child' Text Layers.
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sauceText = thisComp.layer("Sauce").text.sourceText;
sauceText.style.setText(sauceText)

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Magic! It works!!! thanks a lot!!

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You're most welcome and thanks for reporting back.

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