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  • Bubble Help on e-Mail Field in Browse failed

    I am not able to get bubble help working in Alpha V9 Platinum Build 1734_3205. The idea here is to show the complete contents of a field such as an e-mail address where the column is too narrow to display all by activating bubble help. I have been unable to find any reference to this in Alpha Help files.

    Steps as described here by Susan Bush in her book A5Made Easy V9.

    "Sometimes the contents of a few fields is longer than the majority and you want the column to be narrower. In this case, you can define the column to include an ellipses.
    34. Go to Design Mode.
    35. Click on the column title for Email_Fld.
    36. Right click > Properties > Format tab.
    37. Ellipses: Choose End Ellipses. (Click OK)
    •This will put an ellipses at the end of the entry.
    38. Make the column narrower than its contents.
    39. Save and go to View mode to see the longer fields followed by four dots.
    40. Hover over one of the fields.
    •Bubble help gives the entire entry."

    Is there some other setting that I need to do to get this working?
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Bubble Help on e-Mail Field in Browse failed

    That doesn't work for me either.

    Here is how I do it.

    select the column in the same way and click on the help entry tab.
    in the bubble help select edit
    select use HTML, some html is input for you. Click the fields drag/drop list button. Select your field from the list and drag it between the <body> </body> tags. You can also set the width and delay for the bubble help in the boxes below and add other things if you want, this is really powerful.
    Last edited by Lance Gurd; 09-23-2008, 03:10 AM.


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      Re: Bubble Help on e-Mail Field in Browse failed

      Thanks for your response Lance.

      I followed your instructions and put a width of 20 pixels in the width box and it now displays the complete e-mail address in a bubble.
      It appears that the book is incorrect in regard to the steps to get this to work
      Thanks again