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Newcomers DBPro Corner / Manually Centering Text without using CENTER TEXT

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Katyman
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Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posted: 23rd Sep 2015 22:28
I am having "Coder's block" with one simple problem. I used to know how to do this but just can't remember.

Without using "CENTER TEXT" how do I manually Center a line of text on different screen widths using LEN(MyTEXT$) to determine size of text and SET CURSOR X,Y to position the MYTEXT$ text line.

Reason is that I want to set up multi-color text on various letters or whole words on one or more lines. CENTER TEXT does not allow me to do this trick very well. Say MYTEXT$ = (D)ark (B)asic (P)rofessional and the letters within () change various colors. I have the code to do that but not how to center it manually on a screen. Does anyone have that formula?

When old programmers die...do they decompile?
WickedX
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Posted: 23rd Sep 2015 22:58
(ScreenWidth-TextWidth)/2
Katyman
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Posted: 24th Sep 2015 05:10
Thanks. Taking a rest from coding for a few. For me to forget this simple formula means I need a vacation ha!

When old programmers die...do they decompile?
WickedX
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Posted: 24th Sep 2015 09:09
I can appreciate that, I've been there
Ortu
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Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 15th Oct 2015 03:33
... bah, i feel silly, I've been doing screen width / 2 - text width / 2

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