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Can the HTML Editor field be made into a read-only field?

Thread began 2/13/2011 7:25 pm by janet259027 | Last modified 2/14/2011 11:56 am by Jason Byrnes | 926 views | 4 replies |

janet259027

Can the HTML Editor field be made into a read-only field?

I like the way text is displayed in the HTML editor field - nicely formatted. I've figured out how to not have the toolbars show, but I'd like to make it a read-only field.

or... is there a different webassist product or way to display the rich text look in a textara field?

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neilo

Hi Janet,

Please could you explain a bit more about what you want the HTML Editor instance to do, i.e. - where it will appear, and what it will be used for?

Usually it would be used so that you can input formatted text into a database, so that when you access the info (dynamic text) from that database column in another page, it will appear as properly formatted HTML instead of plain text. It is not really intended as a way of displaying content in itself.

Maybe you could say what it is you hope to achieve, and we can help with that?

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anonymous

Janet,

What Neilo is saying is correct... you would use it to enable you to display the text without the use of any other tools on your site.

But you could also display in just a plain text area... and then define a class for that textarea like <textarea class="myClass"> and then simply define the attributes to your class in your CSS sheet.

Regards,

Brian

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janet259027

Clarification on question

I didn't think I could do this, but I really like the look of the text box without the toolbar.
I want to have a text box (read only) on a registration form that contains the formatted html 'Terms and Conditions' and am not sure how to do this because when I store the html in a field in a table and then connect the text box to that field it displays the HTML and not just the formatted text.

Any suggestions other than making it into a pop-up-window?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It sounds like there is formatting applied to the text box's initial value.

In the property inspector, click the lightning bolt next to Initial Value and reselect the recordset column, this should remove any formatting.

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