Trying to show some rich text editor functionality, bold, underline, add a link etc. Is this even possible?
I'd suggest using an existing (customizable) JS/HTML text editor though, instead writing a text editor yourself ... it's a surprisingly complex topic and - you know - its not always worth it to reinvent the wheel :D
Here's a tiny list of JS/HTML text editors - there are bazillions out there:
* http://hallojs.org/ (this one is even written in CoffeeScript)* https://www.tinymce.com/* http://quilljs.com/
I do not want to build a full blown editor, just select some text and change the style to something that looks like a link.
Mark Johnston, yeah you can style the HTML text in Framer with CSS. I'm not at a computer at the moment. You need an example?
It's totally possible. Just keep the scope tight and I think you'll be fine. I've seen Alex Pereira do similar things.
Simplest way I've found is to have a text layer with different states (bold, link, etc) and toggle those states using your formatting controls.