I need to create a marquee which takes text from an external text file, so that when i change the text in the file, the marquee also changes. the marquee is placed in the header and displays on every page. Ihave no idea how to link to the external file. Any help will be appreciated.
Have you first tested that the Marguee tag works within RoboHelp?
This page seems to cover the tag very well and it does not mention being able to link to an external text file. However you can link to an image so I wonder if your text could be converted to an image using a screen capture tool?
Note the page does warn that this tag will not always render as desired so do test in different browsers.
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I was looking at this page http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex2/emarquee.htm earlier , but could not find out how to change it to my liking.
The marquee is working in RoboHelp, but the only thing left for me is to change the source of the marquee so that it will read off a text file.
i tried with an html file as well, but it wasn't doing any thing.
here is my code:
i think my link to the source isnt correct, I imported the html as baggage file into robohelp and then i tried this.
<IE:Download ID="marqueedata" STYLE="behavior:url(#default#download)" />
<marquee id="externalmarquee" direction=left scrollAmount=4 style="width:1097px;height:37px;border:1px solid black;padding:3px" onMouseover="this.scrollAmount=2" onMouseout="this.scrollAmount=4" src="../news.htm">
External Data Source Marquee Script (Updated 99/11/02)-
© Dynamic Drive (www.dynamicdrive.com)
For full source code, installation instructions,
but when i preview it ,I get an error with a random file name in it:
You might also consider using a Flash widget to accomplish this. I found one at the link below. Scroll the page to the Miscellaneous and PHP stuff and there is an XML-Driven Horizontal Ticker you may download and use.
Helpful and Handy Links
The marquee element is deprecated and that means it's not supported in the HTML 4.01 standard. It may not work in all browsers. (CSS3 has a marquee markup, but that's not supported in most browsers either.) The conditon tag you are using will only work on IE and probaly only on server based webhelp. Though that may not be problemen.http://rumkin.com/tools/marquee/