Change Alignment of show text

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Change Alignment of show text

#1 Post by suspiciousmagic »

Whenever you display multiple lines of text with \n, it automatically centers it, but I'm trying to make it left aligned. xalign just changes its location on the screen, and text_align causes an error. I would just use photoshop to make the text but it's a value given as an input so I have to do it this way.
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scene something
show text "This\nis\nan\nexample":
	xpos .52 ypos .16 xanchor .5 yanchor 1

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Re: Change Alignment of show text

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Re: Change Alignment of show text

#3 Post by suspiciousmagic »

Whenever I type textalign, the word doesn't change color like most built in variables do, nor does anything happen ingame
Making it a style and using text_align doesn't error, but nothing happens either

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style leftalign:
    textalign 0.0
    #or:
    text_align 0.0
    

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scene something
show text "{=leftalign}this\nis\nan\nexample{=leftalign}"

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Re: Change Alignment of show text

#4 Post by suspiciousmagic »

I couldn't find a solution but I made it look fine without the alignment, so it's fine

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Re: Change Alignment of show text

#5 Post by m_from_space »

suspiciousmagic wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:45 pm I couldn't find a solution but I made it look fine without the alignment, so it's fine
It works if you do it like this:

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screen myscreen(what):
    text what:
        align (0.5, 0.5)
        textalign 0.0

label start:
    show screen myscreen("this\nis\nan\nexample")
    "Fin.."
Whenever I type textalign, the word doesn't change color like most built in variables do, ...
That just means that the editor doesn't recognize it as a keyword of the programming language. But it is.

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