October 17, 2018 at 10:52 am #409558
I am new to Lectora Online and will admit I don’t know where all the options are and what is possible/not possible.
I was hoping for some help on automatically making a text box all uppercase. It contains a variable that is an input field on the previous page to get the user name, and I can’t see a way for the user to be forced to input their name in uppercase.
I have tried to add a HTML extension, set to meta, to use CSS to transform the text to uppercase but it seem to have no effect…
Thanks for the help!
TanyaOctober 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm #409573
At least a good start, but some slight things need to change to get this to work.
Just tried your code in Lectora Online.
With these changes it works…
<Style> -> <style>
closing tag = <Style> -> </style>
Further i removed some spaces, but that should be no issue.
Then it works.
PS: and a semicolon ( ; ) behind uppercase…
October 18, 2018 at 4:02 am #409691
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by Math Notermans.
Thank you for your reply. I just realised I have made some obvious mistakes in that code when I typed it….it was way to late in the day! I did have the semicolon and the style tags as you’ve shown them when I tried this in the course.
Just to be sure I copied your code and saved it in a html extension which I named TextTransform. I placed this in the Chapter where i wanted it to apply, however it did not work. I then moved it to the top level just incase it had something to do with that, but unfortunately no joy.
Perhaps it has to do with how I target the text? I’m sure the text is a paragraph tag but, is there a way to identify a specific text block?
TanyaOctober 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm #409898
Adam CainMember15 pts@cainam
I believe you can find the HTML Name to tag by clicking the text box > Properties > bottom of the 2nd column (where it has checkboxes for Wrap Text, Vertical Scroll, Convert To Image), there is a small flyout arrow that will show you the HTML Name.
(works the same for an image, expect the arrow flyout is in the first column for the HTML NameOctober 18, 2018 at 11:39 pm #409905
Copying and pasting from the forum often doesnot work because the ” get converted somehow.
So either retype everything…or when copying and pasting go through all “s and replace them to appropriate “s in your code.
HTMLnames in Lectora Online dont stay the same as mentioned by @cainam.
For Lectora Publisher and Inspire they do. So when to check a HTMLname in Lectora Online use your developertools in the browser to see the actual names… If you check my posts you surely find more about that.. out of my memory Lectora Online replaces the naming somewhat…
Imagine you have a picture in Inspire or Publisher with a HTML-name of ‘image12665’.
When you package that and import it into LO the HTML-name will change to ‘tobj12665’
If you aint aware of that, none of your scripts will work anymore.
Did make some setups in the desktop versions that work perfectly in Online.
MathOctober 19, 2018 at 12:32 am #409909
Adam CainMember15 pts@cainam
ahh, thank <span class=”bbp-user-nicename”><span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>mnotermans5114, I didn’t realize this was a Lectora Online specific question. Next stop: reading class. ; )</span>October 19, 2018 at 1:38 am #409914
I have managed to find the textbox id in the properties, thanks @adam. See the attached screenshot if you want to know where.
I still have not got the html extension to work. I have tested the syntax on w3schools with no issues… I’m not sure why I can’t get this to work. I’ve attached a title with the extension. Perhaps you could have a look and see what I’m doing wrong?
Attachments:October 22, 2018 at 8:13 am #410092
Some small issues in your file.
Fixed them and explained them a bit in this title i add.
2 things to watch…
– 2 ways of using CSS…either as real CSS and link a local file or as Metatags, benefit its inline editable but you do need the <style></style>-tags then, else it will not be recognized as CSS. The latter you omitted.
– As explained before in Lectora Online you cannot trust the HTML-name you see under the small triangle. As you can see in my sample title, the text23 textfield gets converted to tobj23 when Lectora publishes. So always use the console and inspector in a browser to check your HTML-names till you know by heart how to use selectors in Lectora….and then even now and then you bang your head to your monitorscreen…why is it not working 😉
Attachments:October 22, 2018 at 8:53 am #410109
Sorry I feel like I’m waisting your time when I make these mistakes sending over the wrong code…I swear I had those tags in my project (if you are still inclined to believe me).
I now see where you find the HTML name, that is a great help thanks. I’ll start playing around with classes when I find where to define a class 🙂
As it is, on my side in Lectora Online the text is still not getting transformed to uppercase from the file you sent over. I figured it has to be working for you so there must be something wrong on my side. I then tried a few different browsers just in case that had an influence but it stayed the same.
Finally I decided to run the page preview and there it was all working! I tried this in my project but I kept getting an ‘element not found’ error so I wan’t able to test it there.
It seems my problem all along was it doesn’t actually show the CSS implemented in Lectora Online…
Thank you for your patience Math. I have learned a lot with this.
Attachments:October 24, 2018 at 10:32 am #410434
Dont worry, no waste of time at all. I still learn too. Questions are good… answers not always 😉
So im not quite sure whats going wrong on your side. Let me check my Lectora Online…. ah yes i do understand now.
MathThis post has received 2 votes up.October 26, 2018 at 3:06 am #410689
Thanks Math 🙂
I was just expecting the uppercase transform to immediately show without preview of any kind. Now I understand how this works. It is good I learned this early on!
Thanks for your help again.
On to the next challenge to figure out.
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