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disappearing suggested or example text, like for a form, in Editor? DCF controlled, I think?

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disappearing suggested or example text, like for a form, in Editor? DCF controlled, I think?

I can't remember what this is called. A better strategy than using XML
Comments for providing guidance to authors completing forms-like entries.
Was it all a dream?

Given my record in recent posts, I'm sure I will remember twixt the click
and send.

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Paul Nagai
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disappearing suggested or example text, like for a form, in Editor? DCF controlled, I think?

Hey, Paul...

Perhaps you're thinking of the "template text" that can be wrapped in
" and " PIs so that Editor will
remove it when the user enters the real data. I think this could be
provided by creating an appropriate
ContextTransformations/InsertAutoWithin section in the DCF.

-Brandon 🙂


disappearing suggested or example text, like for a form, in Editor? DCF controlled, I think?

Bah, that sounds like fun - wish I could spend more time playing in your sandbox!

I just use the editor-only FOSI tag to stick in some ever-present gentext...

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disappearing suggested or example text, like for a form, in Editor? DCF controlled, I think?

I don't remember seeing the PI tags and I thought the text was formatted
differently somehow ... gray maybe? ... and I remember thinking the text
wouldn't print. Probably all of those things could be customized to be true
with the template PI, but I remember thinking it was an out of the box
feature. Maybe I just "hoped" for more than was actually there. Maybe it
*was* all a dream.

But thanks, Brandon. I'll pass it on to the people I was looking for this
for and maybe it'll work for them.


On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Brandon Ibach <
brandon.ibach@single-sourcing.com> wrote:

> Hey, Paul...
>
> Perhaps you're thinking of the "template text" that can be wrapped in
> " and " PIs so that Editor will
> remove it when the user enters the real data. I think this could be
> provided by creating an appropriate
> ContextTransformations/InsertAutoWithin section in the DCF.
>
> -Brandon 🙂
>
>
>
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