davis.phil at comcast.net
Sat Oct 1 12:08:03 CDT 2005
SupermanSlyr at aol.com wrote:
>I'm trying to make a testing program that inserts random questions into a
>field when the card is open. I was not sure exactly how to go about doing this.
>This is what I tried to do. I put a field on each card with a few names on
>it, just to see if I had the random thing down. The I made the field invisible.
>I tried to scripted the card to:
>get random(item 1 of field "ranName")
>put it into field "Question"
>(I know I said the field has names in it. I just wanted to see if I could
>get random text this way before I went nuts adding long questions.)
>Also I'm still not 100% sure how (even if the above did work) to make the
>question occupy more than just one line of text. I assume I'd have to use
>"item" and maybe a chunk operation? Because I wasn't sure how Revolution knows
>when an item begins, and when it ends. I just want to make a simple testing
>program that doesn't always give the same questions. I know the answer is
>probably very simple, and right under my nose again.
You're right - it's easy.
If 'random' is confusing, you can do this instead to display long questions:
put any line of fld "ranName" into fld "question"
In Rev fields, a "line" is a string of text ending with a CR. That means
it can "soft wrap" in a field an still be used as a single line.
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