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Re: Text handling

Peter A-B
 

Hi Bert,

Have you tried Control/Return? That gives me the line break without the gap between the two.

Peter A-B


When quitting Xway there doesn't appear to be any prompts to save or discard work.

Peter A-B
 

Good morning from a dismal, flooded, back garden in the UK.

This may have been broached before but I am surprised that, when quitting the Xway programme either by accidentally clicking on the red spot top left or just clicking quit, that any changes to the files being worked on is automatically saved and the history of changes lost.

There are times when what one is trying to achieve is not delivering a successful conclusion.  Then, quitting the programme with the option of not saving changes is preferable.  Is there an option to switch this on or has it been deemed unnecessary, for what ever reason, to implement this?

I am enjoying working through the intricacies of Xway, compared to other Website Design Programmes, to eventually get to the finished item.  Lockdown over here in the UK (not allowed to give Driving Tuition at present) is offering a superb opportunity to get stuck in and work for hours at a time on development but with a slight lapse of concentration I would like the reminder on screen to let me know that by continuing will mean all changes will be lost or vice versa, automatically saved.

Regards,
Peter A-B.


Re: Trying to get an iframe to resize for tablet/cellphone

john@...
 

Brilliant. Thanks.  J


Re: Trying to get an iframe to resize for tablet/cellphone

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi John,

There is a section in the User Guide that describes how to do this:

1. Click on Xway User Guide in Xway's Help menu
2. Look at the section called "Video aspect ratio" in the "Iframes" chapter.

Jeremy


Re: Trying to get an iframe to resize for tablet/cellphone

john@...
 

Thanks for the reply. I am using the embed codes from both platforms. The issue is a formatting one; Without setting dimensions, the boxes appear quite small, too small for the webpage if viewed on a computer, or even a tablet. If I set the dimensions, or even the minimum dimensions, the iframe doesn't resize for a cellphone, and runs off the screen. It is possible to pinch to resize on the cellphone, but this causes it's own problems with the windows.

I was hoping for a setting or way fo managing embedded media in Xway that would allow for better resizing on the small screen.


Re: Trying to get an iframe to resize for tablet/cellphone

ThatKeith
 

If you're using Xway's iframe object you can simply set the width and height of the item to whatever you like, including percentage values. If you're adding entire iframe code lumps (such as what Vimeo gives you) I suggest copying the URL itself from there and using that in an Xway-made iframe.

k


Trying to get an iframe to resize for tablet/cellphone

john@...
 

I have embedded 2 iframes in my site, one a Soundcloud page and the other a Vimeo page. Inserting an iFrame in a box  in Xway works beautifully, except that I can't seem to configure the windows in such a way that they will resize for smaller screens. Any suggestions?

Thanks. J


Re: Text over inserted images

Tim Plumb
 

If you add Peter's suggestion of typing control-return to get a visual 'line break' in the design view as step 3 in Keith's list then you'll get what I think you are after.

A line of text[your manually inserted <br/>][control-return]
Another line of text

 


Re: Text over inserted images

Peter A-B
 

Thanks Keith.  Still on the learning curve.  I’ll stick a post-it on my screen to remind me it’s Beta Mode!!!

Appreciate the help.

Regards,
Peter.


On 12 Feb 2021, at 15:54, ThatKeith via groups.io <Thatkeith@...> wrote:

Hi Peter – Xway doesn't currently support line breaks; it only generates full paragraph breaks. This will come of course, but we're still in beta world. You can get what you want relatively simply, albeit with a bit of clutter: click in your text where you want the line break, and instead of typing Return, choose Insert > Markup. In the sheet that drops down, do these two things:

  • Type "<br />" (without the quotes)
  • Click the 'Inline' checkbox (so Xway knows this snippet of markup code is to be used inline within a run of text)

The problem you will have now is that the line in your Xway editing view WON'T be broken at all while the generated code as shown in Xway's preview or in a browser WILL have the desired line break. Not ideal, but keep reminding yourself that this is a temporary situation. :)

k


Re: Text over inserted images

ThatKeith
 

Hi Peter – Xway doesn't currently support line breaks; it only generates full paragraph breaks. This will come of course, but we're still in beta world. You can get what you want relatively simply, albeit with a bit of clutter: click in your text where you want the line break, and instead of typing Return, choose Insert > Markup. In the sheet that drops down, do these two things:

  • Type "<br />" (without the quotes)
  • Click the 'Inline' checkbox (so Xway knows this snippet of markup code is to be used inline within a run of text)

The problem you will have now is that the line in your Xway editing view WON'T be broken at all while the generated code as shown in Xway's preview or in a browser WILL have the desired line break. Not ideal, but keep reminding yourself that this is a temporary situation. :)

k


Re: Text over inserted images

Peter A-B
 

Morning Jeremy,

Further to this problem with starting a new line instead of a new paragraph when return is pressed. instead of pressing shift/return I tried control/return and it works.  I can’t understand why I didn’t try these other combinations before.

I hope this helps the other guy that wrote in with this problem.

Regards,

Peter.



On 8 Feb 2021, at 16:00, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:

Hi Peter,

I think that a better solution would be to use a background image on an ordinary (text) box. You can choose a background image from the Background section of the Box Inspector.

Adding a markup item with <br> (as mentioned in the other thread) should work for line breaks.

Jeremy


Re: Sorry an easy question ...

Peter Tucker
 



Thanks Jeremy,

Great work …

Peter Tucker, Oxford UK - but mobile somewhere – iP-Pro

On 11 Feb 2021, at 16:51, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:

Hi Peter,

Yes - we added this in b3.

Jeremy


Re: Sorry an easy question ...

Carla Grande
 

Yes A new exhibit has been released fir Xway and I have tested it works fine
Ask Jeremy for link

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 11:51 AM Peter Tucker <peter@...> wrote:
Does Exhibeo work in the beta of Xway?

I’m going to put an new website together and would like to include a Gallery from Exhibeo



Best wishes Peter • Keep safe • Stay sane

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Re: Sorry an easy question ...

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Peter,

Yes - we added this in b3.

Jeremy


Sorry an easy question ...

Peter Tucker
 

Does Exhibeo work in the beta of Xway?

I’m going to put an new website together and would like to include a Gallery from Exhibeo



Best wishes Peter • Keep safe • Stay sane

-- 




Have a look at our website : http://www.holbrook-design.co.uk
========================================
Peter Tucker     pgt@holbrook-design.co.uk
+44 1865 459000




Best wises Peter  •K
eep safe •Stay sane








______________________________________
Peter Tucker peter@...
Oxford Mac Users Group


Chroma Talk

Jeremy Hughes
 

For anyone who uses Chroma, we have created a new Chroma Talk discussion forum.

We've also released a new version (Chroma 1.0.2)

Jeremy


Re: Text over inserted images

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Peter,

I think that a better solution would be to use a background image on an ordinary (text) box. You can choose a background image from the Background section of the Box Inspector.

Adding a markup item with <br> (as mentioned in the other thread) should work for line breaks.

Jeremy


Re: Text over inserted images

Peter A-B
 

Hey James,

Thank you for the ultra fast reply. Yes it was the line break I wanted not the new paragraph. 

The url fir some reason does not transfer the .co.uk for some reason so if you try again with this it should work. https://W121SoM.co.uk

I’ll see if your fix for adding text on top of an image works. Take care. 

Regards,
Peter

On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 at 13:48, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:

Also, you had a query regarding starting a new line straight under the one above, similar to Shift/Return , this doesn’t work with Xway. You suggested, iirc, to print out the text in a text editor then cut and paste.  I tried this but once pasted there is still a space between the two lines.
Do you mean adding a line-break which doesn't start a new paragraph?

https://softpress.groups.io/g/xway-talk/message/690

Jeremy


Re: Text over inserted images

Jeremy Hughes
 


Also, you had a query regarding starting a new line straight under the one above, similar to Shift/Return , this doesn’t work with Xway. You suggested, iirc, to print out the text in a text editor then cut and paste.  I tried this but once pasted there is still a space between the two lines.
Do you mean adding a line-break which doesn't start a new paragraph?

https://softpress.groups.io/g/xway-talk/message/690

Jeremy


Re: Text over inserted images

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Peter,

Xway doesn't yet have float-left and float-right boxes, but they wouldn't help with placing text over an image.

Your link doesn't work for me, but one way to place text over an image would be to put the image inside a container box (div) and add a second box with text within the container. Then set the second (text) box to have absolute position.

Generally, you need to be careful when using absolute position: it's not a good idea to use absolute positioning as your primary way of positioning items, but I think it should work fine in this case.

Using a container for the image (and text box) will prevent the image from being used inline with text. It will need to stand on a separate line.

Jeremy

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