Link text style -- bug or feature ?

André.Bisseret Andre.Bisseret at
Fri Nov 3 03:24:43 EST 2006

As far as I am concerned, I have fields whose textStyle is set to  
link, but I am using the mouseUp however.
The reason why I am using the link textStyle for some fields is that  
I think the user understand immediately that the lines are clickable.

Up to now, I did not notice that there was a linkClicked  
message :-))). Always learning;  thanks !

So one can have :
- some fields whose the textStyle is set to link and use either  
"linkclicked" or mouseUp message
- and of course, other fields where only certain groups of chars are  
set to link and then use "linkclicked" message (well, now I will use  
it :-))

Best regards from Grenoble

Le 3 nov. 06 à 00:34, Mark Schonewille a écrit :

> Hi,
> First of all, I wonder why one would set the textStyle of an entire  
> field to link? I would handle the mouseUp message instead. This may  
> be my own personal view, but it is easier because you can modify a  
> smaller amount of properties to make it work, it also gives you  
> more freedom to alter something afterwards.
> The docs say about linkClicked: "Sent when the user clicks grouped  
> text." If you set the style of a field to "bold" and enter text,  
> the text looks bold, but it isn't. If you request for its style by  
> entering "put the textStyle of char 1 of fld 1" in the message box,  
> you should get an empty value returned.
> When you click on a text, Revolution doesn't check the textStyle of  
> the field but the textStyle of the text. Since the textStyle is  
> empty, the linkClicked message is not sent.
> I understand that everybody who doesn't agree will say it is far- 
> fetched, but I think this is a valid explantion and thus I doubt  
> this is a bug. Then again, I probably wouldn't mind if this  
> behaviour were changed, because I won't set the textStyle of a  
> field to link anyway.
> Best regards,
> Mark
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>>>  -------Original Message-------  From: Timothy Miller Date:  
>>> 11/02/06 21:42:05 To: How to use Revolution Subject: Link text  
>>> style -- bug or feature ?  This arises from a question I asked on  
>>> the forum, then solved on my own, by trial and error.  If I set  
>>> the textstyle of a field to "link," by script or manually, text  
>>> entered into that field looks like a link. It's blue and  
>>> underlined. However, it doesn't act like a link. When clicked it  
>>> sends a mouseUp, not a linkClicked. If I select the text, the  
>>> "text" menu has a checkmark by "Plain," not by "Link"  Maybe it's  
>>> a bug.  If not, I don't understand the point of being able to set  
>>> the textstyle of a field to "link" and make the text look  
>>> misleadingly like a link, if it's not a link.  The field  
>>> inspector is ambiguous in this regard. The button that sets the  
>>> style to "link" is marked with a "G" presumably for group. The  
>>> tool tip says "Link text" That's ambiguous, too. Does it mean  
>>> "set the style of text in this field to 'link'"? or does it mean  
>>> "Link the text in this field"?  Maybe linking in this way affects  
>>> the mousechunk function, and is intended for use with a mouseUp,  
>>> not with a linkClicked. I haven't investigated that possibility  
>>> yet.  The user dictionary doesn't really settle the matter  
>>> either. As things stand, it seems that "link" is a textStyle in  
>>> one context -- if you select text and set the style of the text  
>>> to link, but not in another -- if you set the textstyle of the  
>>> field to "link"  I alread BZ'd this. I probably should'a asked  
>>> here first.  Comments welcome.  Tim
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