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  • blank lines in an HTML object

    I placed an html object on a form, following the example in the video. But blank lines are not suppressed. Using a RichText object, I use shift-enter at the end of fields to 'suppress this if blank'

    whats the trick with html?
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    Re: blank lines in an HTML object

    can anyone confirm this?
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      Re: blank lines in an HTML object

      Martin

      When I place two fields on the html control WYSIWYG and the press enter after the first field, I see this code on the source display.
      If Test_Date is blank, the first line is suppressed.

      Code:
      <p>{Test_Date}</p>
      <p>{System-&gt;Date} </p>
      If I drop the paragraph attributes and use a break <br>, then I get a blank first line when the Test_Date is blank.
      Code:
      {Test_Date}<br>
      {System-&gt;Date}
      What does your source look like? What is causing your line break?
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      • #4
        Re: blank lines in an HTML object

        thank's Al - got it working

        when it didn't work as expected, I was trying a shift-enter
        when I looked at the source I noticed that address1 and address2 were on the same line
        so I entered an 'enter' after each line, and looked at the source and all lines were formatted the same - and it worked

        not sure why it didn't work the first time I tried it!!
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        • #5
          Re: blank lines in an HTML object

          I tried a 'shift-enter' on the WYSIWYG and it added a <br> just like an 'enter' did. So you would get a hard line break from it rather than a soft line break.

          repeat after me..
          I love HTML... I love HTML... I love HTML... I love HTML... I love HTML... (well at least with AJAX) :D
          Al Buchholz
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          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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          • #6
            Re: blank lines in an HTML object

            speaking of HTML - have you tried the new HTML Memo Field?

            I wonder if the records are stored in the same way that RTF Memo fields are stored? i.e., as formatted text in a memo field
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              Re: blank lines in an HTML object

              Originally posted by martinwcole View Post
              so I entered an 'enter' after each line, and looked at the source and all lines were formatted the same - and it worked

              not sure why it didn't work the first time I tried it!!
              The first time the 'shift-enter' put a <br> in .

              The second time the 'enter' wrapped a <p></p> around the field.
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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              • #8
                Re: blank lines in an HTML object

                Al:
                Is that not standard for html? Shift/Enter brings you down one line while Enter brings you down two lines?

                I tried this in FrontPage and that is what happens there.
                "Ollie, remember how dumb I used to be? Well, I'm much better now."

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                  Re: blank lines in an HTML object

                  Originally posted by martinwcole View Post
                  speaking of HTML - have you tried the new HTML Memo Field?

                  I wonder if the records are stored in the same way that RTF Memo fields are stored? i.e., as formatted text in a memo field
                  Just tried it and it brings up the html editor, so I saved some data and opened the memo file. There was the html code just like the source had shown along with a built in simple style sheet.

                  The RTF is more binary and I need my 'special' glasses to read it.
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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                  • #10
                    Re: blank lines in an HTML object

                    Originally posted by trackmanpete View Post
                    Al:
                    Is that not standard for html? Shift/Enter brings you down one line while Enter brings you down two lines?

                    I tried this in FrontPage and that is what happens there.
                    Now there is an oxymoron - standard html

                    I don't use FrontPage - haven't noticed that behavior elsewhere.

                    Just tried FrontPage - got this

                    Code:
                    <p>enter</p>
                    <p>shift-enter<br>
                    </p>
                    Al Buchholz
                    Bookwood Systems, LTD
                    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                    Occam's Razor - KISS
                    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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                    • #11
                      Re: blank lines in an HTML object

                      Code:
                      <p>We change the clock tomorrow<br>
                      this is a shift/enter line</p>
                      <p>this is an enter line</p>
                      This is what it looks like

                      Code:
                      We change the clock tomorrow
                      this is a shift/enter line
                      
                      this is an enter line
                      By "standard html" I mean typical or regular code for getting the specific action requested.
                      "Ollie, remember how dumb I used to be? Well, I'm much better now."

                      Pete

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                      • #12
                        Re: blank lines in an HTML object

                        Originally posted by trackmanpete View Post
                        By "standard html" I mean typical or regular code for getting the specific action requested.
                        Pete
                        I understand what you were saying. My point is that browsers will do different things with the same html. Although it is getting better, but not quite standard.... Of course where would the fun be without it? ;)
                        Al Buchholz
                        Bookwood Systems, LTD
                        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                        Occam's Razor - KISS
                        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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                        • #13
                          Re: blank lines in an HTML object

                          That line at the bottom of my comment is there for a reason...:D
                          "Ollie, remember how dumb I used to be? Well, I'm much better now."

                          Pete

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