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Text wrapping in sketchpad textline -- screen edge workaround not working

Hi all,

To achieve text wrapping in sketchpad textline, I set the resolution smaller than the monitor and hoped it would wrap when it reached the edge. This workaround to the lack of text wrapping for the textline object was suggested in this thread:

http://forum.cogsci.nl/index.php?p=/discussion/comment/11202/#Comment_11202

However, I'm not getting the text wrapping at the edge of the screen.

Details about my setup and experiment:
I have the resolution set to 1024 x 768 in OpenSesame, and I'm using the xpyriment back-end (also tried psycho with similar results). My monitor is 1920 x 1080, and I'm using a Windows 7 PC. I'm displaying survey items in a text box on a sketchpad. The sketchpad is in a sequence in a loop, and the survey items are listed in a column in the loop. When the items display, they run past the edge of the resolution defined in OpenSesame and in a few cases (long items), they run past the edge of the actual monitor and some of the words aren't displayed.

Also, I posted about this in the thread above, but it's marked solved, and I didn't get a reply, so I thought I'd better post a new comment. My apologies if that was the wrong approach :)

Thanks for any advice you have!

Tom

Comments

  • Hi Tom,

    Well, you caught the first bug to be fixed for 3.1.8! :wink: 3.1.7 is being prepared for release as I write this.

    Essentially, line wrapping hasn't been updated to support uniform coordinates, i.e. the option where 0, 0 refers to the display center in all cases. You can disable uniform coordinates in the General Properties tab. If you do that, you'll find that text wraps correctly again. But you also end up with the nonsensical behavior where 0, 0 refers to the display in sketchpad items but to the top-left in canvas objects. So pick your lesser evil!

    Cheers,
    Sebastiaan

    There's much bigger issues in the world, I know. But I first have to take care of the world I know.
    cogsci.nl/smathot

  • What an honor to catch the first bug! I'll put that on my CV ;) I split the long items between two columns and it seems to be working, so I'll stick with that method for now. btw, your recent Psych Science paper on pupillary responses to brightness/darkness words was REALLY fascinating!

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