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Scrolling Text
« on: May 25, 2021, 10:23:55 PM »
I would like to have text scroll upwards. Right now the only built-in option I can find is to use RSS News > Embedded RSS. This is great for short snippets of text, like things with a heading and a few words as the description. However, I would like many more lines of text, for example the credits at the end of a movie but only like a minute's worth of that.

One of two things would be very helpful. The first would be to simply add a new line in the "description" field, so that I could have one heading with multiple lines like:
HEADING 1
Description Line 1
Description Line 2
If I try to put a new line in the next available slot without adding a heading then that kind of works, but there's too much separation between lines. And while editing the "description", if I press Enter then it enters the text and doesn't give me a carriage return.

The next helpful thing would be if there's a way to add a paragraph or two of text into the "description" field. Right now the "description" field is tiny, and if I put more than a few words in there then it gets hard to manage.

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Re: Scrolling Text
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 03:07:40 PM »
we will ask our developers to look into it. most users only use the title part only to create horizontal scrolling messages so they would need to evaluate if the feature will be beneficial to most users. note that using RSS feed file could overcome this and we mostly ask users to do this if you need paragraphs in description instead.

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Re: Scrolling Text
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 08:16:42 PM »
How do I use the "RSS feed file" you mention? Is this an option in the "RSS news" Component?

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Re: Scrolling Text
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 03:53:03 PM »
How do I use the "RSS feed file" you mention? Is this an option in the "RSS news" Component?

its a text file containing the RSS markup tags. you can refer to this page for more info: https://www.w3schools.com/XML/xml_rss.asp

here's a sample of what the rss file would contain in your case:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">

<channel>
  <title>Pursuit RSS Feed</title>
  <link>https://www.w3schools.com</link>
  <description>Free web building tutorials</description>
  <items>
    <item>
      <title>The First Item's Title</title>
      <description>
        <p>The First Item's Line 1</p>
        <p>The First Item's Line 2</p>
        <p>The First Item's Line 3</p>
      </description>
    </item>
    <item>
      <title>The Second Item's Title</title>
      <description>
        <p>The Second Item's Line 1</p>
        <p>The Second Item's Line 2</p>
        <p>The Second Item's Line 3</p>
      </description>
    </item>
    <item>
      <title>The Third Item's Title</title>
      <description>
        <p>The Third Item's Line 1</p>
        <p>The Third Item's Line 2</p>
        <p>The Third Item's Line 3</p>
        <p>The Third Item's Line 4</p>
      </description>
    </item>
  </items>
</channel>
</rss>

you then host this on a web host and set the RSS to [Custom] instead of [Embedded] and point the url to the rss file (ex. http://192.168.0.100/myRssFeed.rss)

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