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    Question XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Xara's documentation shows paragraph color should fill the full width of the text box, regardless of the length of the text. When I apply paragraph color, it fills exactly the same width as text color does (though the color is a bit taller, presumably because I've added some space between paragraphs).

    Am I missing something, or does the paragraph color not work as expected?

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Sir Ger. You mentioned fill the width of the text block. I gather you want the text to change color only. After you text block is done, move off the box and click. Then re click the block and simply change the color, or select your text and apply color.

    If your talking text on top of a rectangle, click the text block and change color. The text exists independently unless grouped with something.
    A screen shot would help greatly.

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    right click in the text box and select paragraph border and background settings

    click on the edit button opposite the bacground colour option which will open the colour editor

    in the colour editor dropdown make sure you have local paragraph background selected - it sounds like you have local text background selected instead - then you can select/reselect your colour as necessary...

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeremiah View Post
    Xara's documentation shows paragraph color should fill the full width of the text box, regardless of the length of the text. When I apply paragraph color, it fills exactly the same width as text color does (though the color is a bit taller, presumably because I've added some space between paragraphs).
    Am I missing something, or does the paragraph color not work as expected?
    You must be using it against a Text Line that is not covering multiple lines.

    If you include your text in a Text Column or Text Area, all should work.

    There is a rare, degenerate state where the text area is smaller than the font height.

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    right click in the text box and select paragraph border and background settings

    click on the edit button opposite the bacground colour option which will open the colour editor

    in the colour editor dropdown make sure you have local paragraph background selected - it sounds like you have local text background selected instead - then you can select/reselect your colour as necessary...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    But there are some bugs, wihich limitates the function.

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Quote Originally Posted by bwood View Post
    Thanks Handrawn. I learned something today!
    you are welcome

    I can't comment on the reported issues as I only use it for making notes for myself in a xar file and so far it has worked for me
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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    right click in the text box and select paragraph border and background settings

    click on the edit button opposite the bacground colour option which will open the colour editor

    in the colour editor dropdown make sure you have local paragraph background selected - it sounds like you have local text background selected instead - then you can select/reselect your colour as necessary...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I've done this (as well as with the right-click on the color selector at the bottom of the screen). The paragraph background is exactly the same width as the text background for some reason. It's a point or two taller (matching space between paragraphs), but exactly the same width. If I tab to the end of the text box, I can get the look I want, but of course that's still working just like text background.

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    You must be using it against a Text Line that is not covering multiple lines.

    If you include your text in a Text Column or Text Area, all should work.

    There is a rare, degenerate state where the text area is smaller than the font height.

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    I left a word out. I'm changing the paragraph background color.

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    Default Re: XaraDPX 19 - paragraph color

    humm - you could have run up against one of the issues mentioned, acorn is an expert here not me

    if you post up a xar file that contains [just] a text box showing this behaviour we can check it
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