Text Appearance Properties

All Weather View 32 Text can be Customized!

All text displayed by Weather View can now be "enhanced" with various effects! See the detailed list of options below the two images.

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Font.

Allows setting the font of displayed text.
 
Font Size.

Allows setting the font size.
 

Bold.

Checkmark to set the font bold attribute.
 

Italic.

Checkmark to set font italic attribute.
 

Text Style.

Two options are available, if normal is selected, the text has a solid color set by the text fill color. If gradient is selected, the text is filled with a color gradient. The appearance of the gradient is defined by the text gradient style, start gradient color. and ending gradient color settings.
 

Text Gradient Style.

Sets the the type of gradient to apply to the text if a gradient text style has been selected. Many different options are available. Experiment with the various choices to get a feel for what can be done.
 

Text 3D Effects.

Allow setting the following 3D effects, None, Raised with Light Shading, Raised with Heavy Shading, Inset with Light Shading, Inset with Heavy Shading, Drop Shadow, Block Shadow, Outline Block, Outline Drop. The colors used in these effects are user defined. See the information on the effect of each color setting below.
 

To change a color.

Click on the box displaying the current setting of the color option.
 

Text Color.

Sets the text color if the text style is set to normal. If text style is set to gradient, the text color setting represents a transparent color that is used to achieve the desired text foreground style. In some cases, you might have to change the text color value if there are other identical colors in the object. For example, if the text style is set to gradient, and the text color is set to black and you have black in the background under the object on the real-time monitoring screen, any areas of the objects background which is black will contain the gradient color. In a case like this, change the text color value to a color that is different from the colors in the background of real-time monitoring screen.
 

Shadow Color.

 Sets the color of drop and block shadows drop or block shadow text 3d style has been selected.
 

Text Outline Color.

Sets the color used to outline text when a outline text 3d style has been selected.
 

Gradient Start Color.

Sets the starting color when a gradient text style is in use.
 

Gradient Ending Color.

Sets the ending color when a gradient text style is in use.
 

3D Color 1.

For text 3D styles "Raised with Light Shading" and "Raised with Heavy Shading", text 3D color 1 is the upper highlight color. For text 3D styles "Inset with Light Shading" and "Inset with Heavy Shading", Text 3d color 1 is the lower highlight color.
 

3D Color 2.

For text 3D style "Raised with Light Shading", text 3D color 2 is the lower highlight color. For text 3D style "Inset with Light Shading", Text 3D color 2 is the upper highlight color.
 

Drop Shadow Offset Along X Axis.

Set the number of pixels along the X axis that the drop shadow will be offset from the text. Positive values shift the drop shadow right, while negative values shift the drop shadow left.
 

Drop Shadow Offset Along Y Axis.

Set the number of pixels along the Y axis that the drop shadow will be offset from the text. Positive values shift the drop shadow down, while negative values shift the drop shadow up.
 

Block Shadow Offset.

Set the number of pixels along the Y axis that the block shadow will be offset from the text. Positive values shift the block shadow down, while negative values shift the block shadow up.

 
   

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