Ticket #179 ( Closed )

Short Description How to stop Complier from bolding text
Entered By: Michael - Charleston When: 1998-10-13 13:10:58 Build: 1.03.19d
Categories Type: Question   Department: Product   Category: DevCenter Compiling
Hi, I am using the <TEAREA> tag to include some screen info in a table. Even though I have only a <Font> tag in front of it, every time I compile, Screensurfer adds a <B> (bold tag) to the text it inserts. I don't want it bold - I know it thinks I do because it's bolded on the mainframe, but I don't. How do I prevent this?
Append By: WindSurfer  When: 1998-10-13 13:23:42  New Status: Pending Customer
Comment Rather than using the TEAREA, or even TEDATA tag for this (the TEDATA is typically for a single field while the TEAREA is for a block of the screen), we would recommend using the Screen() function inside a TESHOW.

So, you would code <TESHOW Screen(row,column,length)> and get the same thing as <TEAREA row column row column+length> or <TEDATA row column length>. You are right about the automatic bolding, which is all part of the incremental pass-through capabilities of Screensurfer...but when it gets in the way, you can convert any screen area to pure "data" using the Screen() function (there is also a TextScreen function that is same as Screen but supports either TextScreen(row,column,length) or TextScreen(position,length) as parameters.

Append By: Michael - Charleston  When: 1998-10-13 14:23:48  New Status: Closed
Comment Thanks, it worked great!