Controls in a stack

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Jan 22 15:22:12 EST 2013

On 1/22/13 2:02 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Thanks Phil.
> As mentioned, I haven't really played with backgrounds very much so this
> may be a stupid question but why would you want to have a background that
> doesn't appear on any card?  I can see that might happen inadvertently when
> backgrounds get deleted but is there a practical use for unplaced
> backgrounds?

One excellent use is for storage. All referenced controls can go there 
without taking up room on any card. In fact, when you import a HyperCard 
stack, all the icon images are put into an unplaced background 
automatically as part of the process.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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