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You can also print a text box directly from MicroWorlds without outputing
the text to another file. Just click in the text box to make it active,
File -> Print
and it will print the contents of the text box.
Also, Daniel's procedure for outputing text from several text boxes is
clever and useful, but if you just want to output the text from one text
box, you can do it with one command in the Command Center, such as:
This saves the contents of the current text box as a text file named story
in the same folder as your project. You can also specify a path to a
different directory. Here is what the MicroWorlds vocabulary help says
Saves the text found in the current text box in a text file format.
The input can be a file name with or without an extension (and the file will
be saved in the current directory) or a full or relative path. This command
is equivalent to the Export Text item in the File menu. To save the
Procedures Tab area as a text file, see exporttext. See also Exporting Text
in MicroWorlds Help Topics, loadtext and textlist.
Also, just to clarify Daniel's instruction about resizing a tex box: to get
the corner handles you can do one of two things:
1) ctrl-click (or command-click for Mac users)
2) click outside the text box and drag the mouse across the text box, then
Either method will give you the corner handles which you can then drag.
If you want several text boxes of the same size, you can copy one
(right-click and select "copy") and then paste it several times.
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[mailto:mwforum-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Daniel Ajoy
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [MWForum]Text boxes
On 22 Mar 2005 at 16:53, jbonnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Is there a way to make text boxes larger so that they show more data
Sure, mark each one, and drag a one of the black squares:
(You can do it with commands, too. Interested?)
> and also can you output the data to file for printing or other uses.
Yes. With this procedure:
to savetextfiles :i :last
if :i > :last [stop]
ask word "text :i [savetext (word "c:\file :i ".txt)]
savetextfiles :i + 1 :last
Type something like:
savetextfiles 1 8
to save the first 8 textboxes to 8 different text files
you'll find them in your "root" folder (c:\)
Description: GIF image
Description: Binary data
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To save an attachment to your computer, PC users should right-click (Mac users, click and hold the mouse button) on the link and then choose 'save target as' from the pop-up menu. A window will then pop up in which you can choose a location for the file.