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How do I know when to use a TEXT Sprite vs the SAY command?

Add text to your project with either the Say Block ot the Text Block.

The Say Block:
  • Find in the Actions toolkit
  • Centers text above the Sprite
  • Auto wraps
  • Sprites off-set from the center of the stage may display text outside of the boarders of the stage making it unreadable
  • You can change the color of the text but not the size or position
sprite.say("Hello World")
The Text Block:
  • Find in the Shapes toolkit
  • Gives more flexibility for placing the text on the stage
  • Auto wraps
  • Text off-set from the center of the stage, may display outside of the boarders of the stage making it unreadable
  • Allows the color and size of text to be changed
sprite = codesters.Text("Hello World")