couple of IDE questions

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Wed Oct 2 23:12:07 EDT 2002

Hi Alex,

>1) I have two groups with no controls, no scripts. Rev won't let me 
>delete them. According to the docs, selecting Clear Objects from the 
>edit menu should work. But often Clear Objects is not available in 
>the edit menu, and even when I it is available, it doesn't remove 
>the empty groups. How else can I get rid of these groups?

Select the group in the Application Overview and click on the delete button.

>2) I am copy-pasting text from MS Excel into Rev. Sometimes if I 
>select more than one cell in Excel, what get's pasted into Rev 
>doesn't go into a Field text box, it gets written into the 
>background image group. Seems to draw the text right into the image 
>itself (a .jpg). How can I prevent that from happening?

Have Excel output the text to a delimited file and write a handler 
that reads the file and imports the text where you want it.


Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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