Adding paragraphs to place rich text in a layout cell or header
By referencing a paragraph rule ( Rule-HTML-Paragraph rule type), a cell in the layout can present rich text, which can include the results of JSP tags and stream processing. Unlike a label, display text in a paragraph can be longer than 64 characters. (You can add paragraphs to headers as well as to cells.)
Follow these instructions to present the paragraph, with contents defined by a paragraph rule. Optionally, you can identify a pop-up section to appear when users hold the mouse pointer over the paragraph cell.
Use a paragraph rather than a label to present the formatted text provided by a paragraph rule.
1. Drag and drop the Paragraph control
Paragraphs can appear in any cell.
On the Design tab, from the Data display list, drag Paragraph onto the work area.
If the destination cell is not empty, the dropped paragraph replaces the current contents of the cell. Click the gear icon to display the Cell Properties panel.
2. Complete the Cell Properties panel
Complete the Cell Properties panel that appears. Click the "change" link to select a different control.
|Paragraph||Select or enter the second key part - Purpose value - of a paragraph rule. The system uses the Applies To key part of the current rule to find the paragraph rule during rule resolution at runtime. Click the Open icon to create a new paragraph rule.|
|Wrap text||Select the check box to have the text wrap at the cell margins. If this is cleared, text longer than the available width of the paragraph will not display.|
|Read only||Leave cleared in most cases. Paragraphs, like labels, are always presented in read-only mode. Select to cause the paragraph to be presented with read-only styles always, or based on a When condition, even when the enclosing layout is in read-write mode. Complete the field that appears to modify the effect of this check box.|
|Display advanced presentation options|
Select one of the available options:
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