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I'm making a complicated watch UI with a lot of expressions linked to different values of the display.

As you can see from the image below, 9hrs isn't bonded to an expression yet, but it's graphically correct: 9 and hrs have different font sizes.

100min instead is bonded to an expression and it does disrupt the font formatting making min the same size as 100.

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//This is the expression
Math.round(thisComp.layer("Orange").content("Trim Paths 1").end.value.toFixed(0)) + "min" 

Is there a way to tell that string that the font size for 'min' needs to be of 40px?

PLEASE, EXPRESSION ANSWERS ONLY

Thanks!

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Have you tried the parameter fontSize (note the lower case at beginning and upper case in the middle?)

https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-discussions/expressions-accessing-text-property-fontsize-from-another-layer/m-p/10727207

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  • The problem is isolating the font size expression on a portion of a text layer! So '#' is one size and 'mins' another. I don't know how to integrate it into that expression I posted. Jan 26 at 14:01
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Would it work to right-align the number text layer, make a second left-aligned text layer for "min" and pick whip the position to the number text layer position?

If you wanted a different alignment you could grab the number layer width and add that to the position so it would always be offset correctly.

example

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  • Thanks for your reply! I know this would work but I need expression solutions only. May 27 at 9:21

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