Hopefully a small request to implement but its been the one thing I keep expecting to be there and its not. Right now I have to resort to creating a rectangle and placing it behind the text. That kinda sucks :(
Chris, what version are use using? I added background color property
to text fields a year ago and you should be able to change it in
Properties View. Can you try it and see if it works for you?
In case you mean background color for Text and not for Text Fields
then take a look at Rectangle widget. You can remove its border and
change its background color. Let me know if this is what you are
Chris G14 Jun 2012
Thanks for the response. I am on the latest version. Yea I meant regular "Text" objects not Text fields. I don't want a border that the text field has. The rectangle is an option but then the text doesn't wrap and its always vertically centered.
Anyway, don't want to sound nitpicky. Love the product just always seem to want to apply a background color to the regular text objects.
Chris, thanks for the explanation. Could you add a screenshot that shows
the result you'd like to get? If you are looking for "text highlight"
effect then it would probably be solved best by a new wiki tag that is
similar to %(color).
Chris G15 Jun 2012
Definitely not looking for a text highlight effect. Literally just the background color of the text bounding box. Nothing more complicated than that :)
Chris, another option that might work for you is Text Area widget. You can set the border color to match the background. I know that it's not a very straightforward solution, but perhaps it works well enough for you.
Chris G18 Jun 2012
Yea that works ok. I also can't set the text color on it either. Its a decent (if non-intuitive) solution.