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Subject: RE: ANNOUNCE panel vs textbox
From: mwforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Wendy Petti)
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 19:35:21 -0400

I do not think the announce box can be closed under program control.
But I'd like to suggest that if you demonstrate a way for textboxes to
be cute and fun then your students might gravitate toward them instead
of toward announce boxes.  I attach a sample project called
"thought_bubble" in which, when two flying creatures bump into each
other, a random "thought" written in a random color appears briefly
inside of a thought bubble right over the creature's heads.  I think
that's much more interesting than an announcement!

Wendy Petti
OWL's MicroWorlds in Action
Math Cats

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Subject: [MWForum]Timing the closing of an ANNOUNCE panel message??

Hi folks,
           I'm wondering if it's possible to control - from within a
procedure - the closing of a message in an ANNOUNCE panel.   My kids
are writing fairy-tales and when various turtles/characters touch each
other messages appear in the ANNOUNCE panels ( by using  the  announce
Command ). The 'problem' is that the kids want the message to appear
for only a short time and for the action to then resume - without the
user having to click on the 'OK' or the "Stop' in the announce panel.
I've suggested they use textboxes and make these 'show' and hide but
some want to use the announce message panels.  Does anyone have any
ideas.  Many thanks   . Graham Williams  Melbourne Australia

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