[Pro] strange HTML text ..

Hi all,

I have a large HTML text box with text. WHen I try to edit the text or make some of it bold, etc. It feels uncomfortable.

To work on it is not as easy as say Word to hi-lite the text and work with it for some reason.

Actually as some points, it will not let me even hi-lite the entire paragraph and I constantly have to click out of the box and click back in to try it again. I get weird parts hi-lited and stuck/frozen.

It wil not let me hi-lite exact sections of the text…

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Barry


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more detail…

i have a paragraph and I want to change its alignment. So I click in front of the first word and want to hi-lite the entire paragraph but it does not always let me easily and freaks out a little bit- hi-lighting some of the paragraph but not all that I need.


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maybe it has to do with me needing to “grab” the paragrh markers as well? I have the “invisibles” on to see what is happening.


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Save as a new document, delete all pages except the one you are having difficulty with, and send the resulting one-page document to email@hidden

I have seen this behavior intermittently, and it would be good if the elves in Oxford could figure out why it happens. A failing test case is a good start to that process.

Walter

On Jul 26, 2012, at 10:13 AM, Barry Hoffman wrote:

maybe it has to do with me needing to “grab” the paragrh markers as well? I have the “invisibles” on to see what is happening.


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ok…

the html box is long (one of those ones that scrolls; not sure if it only happens with this type or a smaller HTML boxes).

WIll send in a little.

what soi the email? it says hidden.

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support(a)softpress.com (forgot my own trick for getting around the filter)

Walter

On Jul 26, 2012, at 10:28 AM, Barry Hoffman wrote:

ok…

the html box is long (one of those ones that scrolls; not sure if it only happens with this type or a smaller HTML boxes).

WIll send in a little.

what soi the email? it says hidden.

Thanks,

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got it.

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Wow- this is so bad.

I cannot even edit, delete or unbold easily the text in the HTML box.

I sent it toff to Softpress but no response yet.

Anyone have any ideas; this seems so simple but is such a slow up

Not able to easily edit HTML text.

Could the quotes in it be throwing it wacky?

Thanks,

Barry


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i’m gonna do some tests to see if it is the
-html box itself
-the page
-the fact that it is scrolling

etc.


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This sounds strange.

Can you click on the edge of the HTML box and get the 8 little dots on the edges? Y/N

If not just for grins try restarting your Mac and if you are using a trackpad grab a mouse and put it on your system.

Take off or turn off any pointing device except the aforementioned mouse and now does everything work? Y/N

Dale Josephson

On Jul 29, 2012, at 3:27 PM, Barry Hoffman email@hidden wrote:

Wow- this is so bad.

I cannot even edit, delete or unbold easily the text in the HTML box.

I sent it toff to Softpress but no response yet.

Anyone have any ideas; this seems so simple but is such a slow up

Not able to easily edit HTML text.

Could the quotes in it be throwing it wacky?

Thanks,

Barry


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getting closer to the answer…


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Ok,

I thought I was on to something.

I decided to type the entire long HTML text from scratch thinking that some of it may have been copied and pasted from other sources and maybe the formatting or something was throwing it.

It seemed all better, until just now it started to behave the same way.
I have padding of 10pxl on and I do not think this has anything to do with it.

Here is my latest thought…

I have the HTML box on OVERFLOW = scroll.

When I edit it I just double click in the box and edit the tet (usually the problem occurs). I tried changing it to OVERLOW= VISIBLE while editing and may be better.

stay tuned.


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Ok WALT,

I GOT IT… I hope I explain this well.

I have an HTML box that needs to be say 400pxl high. But the HTML text inside goes well beyond so I will use OVERLOW= scroll for the website.

When I edit the text, it does not matter if it says VISIBLE or scroll, the problem is this…

when I double click the text box to add more text, it naturally extends down past the size of the box to allow for editing. This is where the problem happens.

When I go to edit text BELOW the size of the box that should show on the page, the editing is not working well.

The only work around I can think of right now is to pull the box really long while editing and then resize when ready to publish.

Does this make sense?

Barry


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correction, I meant I use OVERLFOW= AUTO (not scroll)

anyway. same result


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I have had the same issue on pages with really long HTML boxes that scroll, and that was my solution also.

Frank H.

On Jul 29, 2012, at 6:35 PM, “Barry Hoffman” email@hidden wrote:

Ok WALT,

I GOT IT… I hope I explain this well.

I have an HTML box that needs to be say 400pxl high. But the HTML text inside goes well beyond so I will use OVERLOW= scroll for the website.

When I edit the text, it does not matter if it says VISIBLE or scroll, the problem is this…

when I double click the text box to add more text, it naturally extends down past the size of the box to allow for editing. This is where the problem happens.

When I go to edit text BELOW the size of the box that should show on the page, the editing is not working well.

The only work around I can think of right now is to pull the box really long while editing and then resize when ready to publish.

Does this make sense?

Barry


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Frank,

I am going to tell softpress but I two things come to mind…

  1. It will be real hard to explain to them this problem to easily explain it and I was thinking of maybe making a screen cast

  2. is it worth it? I rarely here of an updated version of Freeway Pro so what will the suggestion do to fix it?

glad you wrote in though…


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I am not sure that it is an issue of a fix needed, or even that we had the same issue. But to explain, If I had a page that was 900 px long and my html box was position such and filled so that it needed to extend beyond that 900 px, I would have to give that page the additional space while editing. i.e.

page 900

html box 700 long but top line at 500.

Page temp. needed about 1300 pix while editing. then set back to 900

My frustration was that content below the bottom page line would start to become unmanageable with editing - cut and paste, isolated font and style changes, but not right at the page line, somewhat of a cush below it. Then there would be an inability to ‘reach’ the really low down text. Once I figured out the problem it was just a matter of remembering where the page length belonged - I’d just add a 1000 px and subtract it, and it sort of made sense that it works that way - also a reminder of how the page will look and behave.

Hope that helps, I did fight with it for some time, don’t remember if I ask the forum for help or found the answer there or on my own… I was fit to be tied for a while…

: )

Frank H.

On Jul 29, 2012, at 6:52 PM, “Barry Hoffman” email@hidden wrote:

Frank,

I am going to tell softpress but I two things come to mind…

  1. It will be real hard to explain to them this problem to easily explain it and I was thinking of maybe making a screen cast

  2. is it worth it? I rarely here of an updated version of Freeway Pro so what will the suggestion do to fix it?

glad you wrote in though…


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yep,

that sums it up.

I hope they can fix that problem.


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Hi guys,

If your overflowed text is going beyond the bottom of the pasteboard, you can make the pasteboard bigger in the File>Document Setup dialog. It’s set to 500px by default so try changing it to 1000, for instance. That will mean you don’t need to make pages bigger temporarily.

I hope this helps,

Joe

On 30 Jul 2012, at 03:45, Barry Hoffman email@hidden wrote:

yep,

that sums it up.

I hope they can fix that problem.


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As Homer would say, " Doh!".
What a great solution. I am against that issue again right now.

Thanks Joe.

Frank H.

On Jul 30, 2012, at 1:14 AM, Joe Billings email@hidden wrote:

Hi guys,

If your overflowed text is going beyond the bottom of the pasteboard, you can make the pasteboard bigger in the File>Document Setup dialog. It’s set to 500px by default so try changing it to 1000, for instance. That will mean you don’t need to make pages bigger temporarily.

I hope this helps,

Joe

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yep,

that sums it up.

I hope they can fix that problem.


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