2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2016 11:38 PM by Dieter (Paul)

    Adding Attributes to pieces of Text

    Dieter (Paul)

      Hello everyone,


      is it possible to attach a custom attribute to pieces of text?

      In InDesign we can do this and use it to link pieces of text to database content so the text can be synced on demand.

      We essentially attach metadata to text pieces.


      As far as I understand adding information to art objects is possible using dictionaries - we just need the same for text pieces.

      The reason we are not simply storing this in the art object (storing the text indices in the dictionary) is that we need to update the attributes like character attributes:

      When the user changes the text by adding or removing characters, the attributes should be retained like character attributes.


      Best regards,