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can splittext tokenize blankspace too?

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I have some underlined text I am splittexting and then staggering.  The blankspaces with underlines are just sitting still.  Can I tokenize them too?

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Hello and welcome to the GreenSock Forums.


So we can better help you, can you please make a limited codepen or jsfiddle with your issue so we can see what your HTML, JS, and CSS look like in context.


See the Pen by pen (@pen) on CodePen



Or if you have a link to your site or web page example.


It will help alot in helping you!


Thx :)

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Hi Erik,


The thing is that spaces are transformed to text nodes between the div elements created by the SplitText tool, therefore they aren't DOM elements so they can't be animated.


The possible solutions are to underline just words using wordsClass or create a code to wrap each text node inside a <div> tag so they can be animated as well. If you use words as the split criteria you can see that the text nodes are the odd ones, while the divs are the evens, so you can use JQuery selectors to do that.



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