Delete blank lines/No scroll change

Sarah sarahr at
Tue Oct 1 17:30:00 EDT 2002

A while ago on the list, someone (possibly Geoff) suggested a brilliant 
solution to blank lines:

	filter field "whatever" with "*?"

I have a permanent problem with adding lines to a field. Do I need to 
add a linefeed before the new line? If I add a linefeed after each line 
(as I used to do in HyperCard) then list fields have an empty 
selectable line at at the end. What if the field is empty? and so on...

Now I just add linefeeds whenever they might be needed and finish by 
doing the filter command. It is very ast and strips out all empty lines.


On Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at 05:21  am, Sannyasin Sivakatirswami 

> Is there a simple way to delete lines in a list, such that a blank 
> line does not remain afterwards and not throw the scroll of the  field 
> back to zero?
> put empty into line 11 of fld "inputList"  ## leaves a blank empty line
>   put the clicktext & cr after fld "outputList"
>   delete the clickline  ## leaves a blank line
> Context: User is working on a mailing list... either deleting entries 
> or moving entries to another field.. .in both cases we want the line 
> that is clicked on to disappear and not leave a blank line in its 
> place. If one runs a "replace (cr & cr) with cr in fld "inputList"  
> the scroll is set to zero
> put the scroll of fld "inputList" into tPosition
> replace (cr & cr) with cr in fld "inputList
> set the scroll of fld "inputList" to tPosition
> does work... but I was wondering if there is a way which would leave 
> the scroll of the field untouched in the first place.
> Thanks
> Sivakatirswami
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