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How to display multiple white spaces in sketchpad in opensesame?


I want to create a moving word effect for a self paced reading test. User will press a key to proceed to the next word in a sentence. To make the moving effect of each word, I can replace every characters in previous words by the underline character '_'. I cannot make this effect by replacing previous words by multiple white space characters ' ' since multiple consecutive white space characters in the string will be eliminated.

How can I displace multiple white spaces before/after/between words in sketchpad in opensesame?

Thank you very much.


  • Hi James,

    To force a white space, you can use   (non-breaking space), which is the HTML representation of a space. Like so:

    x x  x   x


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  • Hi Sebastiaan,

    Thank you so much for your reply. I have decided that using the underline character '_' creates better effect for my experiment. But it is helful to know that I can use HTML character like that. There are lots of features of Opensesame that I need to learn.

    Thank you again ^.^

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