Display Text with Scrolling and HTML Formatting

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    jasoncmcg
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    I’m trying to figure out the best way to do this and am wondering if there is another option or feature I missed.

    I need to display a set of (preferably formatted) directions on a form. Here are the options it has boiled down to:

    •Use a text label that has html formatting capability, but no ability to scroll through text

    •Use a Multiline Text Input marked read-only that has scrolling, but no formatting

    Is there a way to customize a control to add capability that is needed? Is there a way to do html formatting on the multiline text input? Is there a way to make the text label scroll? (I tried putting it inside of a group… is there something else that would force the flex framework to generate the scroll bar?) Is there a way to use vertical slider to force a position inside of the text label?

    Any other way to accomplish the entire set of features? (Scrolling AND Formatting)

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    ijobling
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    you can’t ‘html format’ in the multiline text input or set a text label to scroll

    One way though that may do what you need is to use multiple text label fields that are overlaid, so with a ‘click to proceed’ comment (and maybe a ‘click to go back’) at the bottom of your text you can then use behaviours to ‘show and hide’ (using the SetState script action) the appropriate text label

    #5112

    jasoncmcg
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    That was an excellent suggestion, thanks! I will keep it in mind for the future. What we did in this situation was make a link button to a pdf hosted on the web server.

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    ijobling
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    That is an even better idea than the overlaying label objects – good find

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