setting pointer location

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 26 06:59:00 EST 2002


--- DVGlasgow at aol.com wrote:
> I want users to make a rating of a series of images.
>  When the scale appears, 
> I want the cursor to be at the mid-point.  This is
> to minimise bias and 
> artefact arising from the initial pointer position
> being random (responses 
> are also timed, so I want all users to have the same
> start point.
> 
> So.  How do I make the cursor appear at a certain
> place?.  (I will kick 
> myself if this is obvious - I have scoured the
> documentation!)
> 
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> David Glasgow

Hi David,

I gather you're using a 'scale' control? In that case,
the last tab in its Properties is 'Scrollbar' -- as
RunRev treats scale objects as a special type of
scrollbar.
There you have the 'Start value, 'End value' and
'Thumb position' properties.

Suppose people can rate from 1 to 5, and the default
should be 3, then set these up as:
  set the startValue of scrollbar 'Foo' to 1
  set the endValue of scrollbar 'Foo' to 5
  set the thumbPosition of scrollbar 'Foo' to 3

Hope this helped,

Jan Schenkel.

=====
"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

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