RPS Text Style IO Command

D_TextStyles_600ppi   TextStyle IO Command

Command Licensing and Default Menu Location

  • The RPS Text Style IO command is part of the RPS Tool Shed Toolbox
  • The command is located on the Tool Shed macros menu ribbon
  • The command is located in the Core menu group

Download Files

Here is an example Textstyles.rps settings file that you can use to add some starter text styles to your project template or current project configuration.

textstyles.rps (18.8 KB)

Command Description

The Text Style IO command is an RPS TBC utility that provides the ability to save your Text Styles to an external settings file and reimport them to a different project or project template.

Command Interface Description

The RPS Text Style IO command dialog looks as follows

The command allows you to select Text Styles that are in the current project from the list of all text styles in the project and write the text style definitions into an external settings file stored in your RPS Settings folder (as defined by the RPS Settings command). The file created is called textstyles.rps.

Once you have created the settings file, you can open any other project and then read the text styles from your textstyles.rps settings file and select those that you want to import into your project.

Loaded text styles:
This table will show you the Text Styles that you have defined in the current project. Select the styles from this list that you wish to save out to your Text Style settings file by checking the check box beside each text style in the list.

Click the Save selected Text Styles button to create or update the textstyles.rps settings file.

Read text styles from file button:
To read the text styles from your textstyles.rps settings file click this button to populate the list of external text styles. Select the styles from this list that you wish to import into your current project by checking / unchecking the checkbox beside each style in the list. Click the Import button to add those selected styles to the project.

When you click Import, the selected text styles will be imported to the project from the textstyles.rps settings file. The command will ready itself for another selection set and repeat process execution. If you do not want to make a second selection and repeat the process tap Close to finish the process.

Closes the command without further execution.

Video Demonstration

The following video shows how to utilize the RPS Text Styles IO command

Use Case Videos

The following videos show the use of the RPS Text Styles IO command in a work process context

Feedback and Enhancement Requests

If you would like to provide feedback on the use of the RPS Text Styles IO command or to request enhancements or improvements to the command please Click Here

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Would you be able to change the font size in this command?

No - that is done in the Text Style Manager - this command simply writes and reads back the Text Styles from your project or project template so that you can move them around more easily


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This looks very useful. The way I read the description, it would eliminate having to update templates if you create a new text style? When is this going to be released?

Correct - you can create Text styles in any project and add them to your Text Style library and then in any other project you can import those Text Styles into your project from your library file.

Should be Today I hope


Looks like it didn’t get included in the Fri 10/15 release?

It will be thus week I hope Ruth


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