Text

Add Text directly onto a Layout by using the Text Widget.

Click on the Text Widget on the toolbar, add / drag to the target Region. Text Widget

If you are using 1.8, select Text from the Widget Toolbox to add to your Region Timeline.

Text Editor

Edit Text

Click in the Preview window to open the inline editor to enter text and apply formatting.

The text editor will open with the same background as selected for the Layout and will use a complimentary text colour for the chosen background colour.

Enter Text

The thin red border in the text editing window represents the Region size. Ensure that formatted text remains within this border.

Optionally use date/time merge tags, available from the Snippets menu.

General

  • Provide an optional name.

  • Choose to override the default duration.

    It is typical to have a text item as the only media item assigned to a Region, therefore the duration can be set to a low value.

Effect

  • Use the drop-down menu to select an effect to be applied to your text.
  • Select a speed for the selected effect.
  • Optionally add a background colour.
  • Include a selector to use for marquee items.

Templates

Click on the Template header to enter HTML directly into the box provided.

Media Text

Additional Fonts can be added to this editor by uploading files to the Library. Please be aware that fonts have 'preferences' built into them known as OS/2 tags. Xibo checks these OS/2 preferences, and can use fonts with OS/2 tags 0 or 8. Fonts with other tags may not display correctly or you may receive an error on upload.

Available Formatting

Date / time can be formatted by providing "tokens" that sit between square brackets [] in the template area.

Title Token Output
Month M 1 2 ... 11 12
Mo 1st 2nd ... 11th 12th
MM 01 02 ... 11 12
MMM Jan Feb ... Nov Dec
MMMM January February ... November December
Quarter Q 1 2 3 4
Day of Month D 1 2 ... 30 31
Do 1st 2nd ... 30th 31st
DD 01 02 ... 30 31
Day of Year DDD 1 2 ... 364 365
DDDo 1st 2nd ... 364th 365th
DDDD 001 002 ... 364 365
Day of Week d 0 1 ... 5 6
do 0th 1st ... 5th 6th
dd Su Mo ... Fr Sa
ddd Sun Mon ... Fri Sat
dddd Sunday Monday ... Friday Saturday
Day of Week (Locale) e 0 1 ... 5 6
Day of Week (ISO) E 1 2 ... 6 7
Week of Year w 1 2 ... 52 53
wo 1st 2nd ... 52nd 53rd
ww 01 02 ... 52 53
Week of Year (ISO) W 1 2 ... 52 53
Wo 1st 2nd ... 52nd 53rd
WW 01 02 ... 52 53
Year YY 70 71 ... 29 30
YYYY 1970 1971 ... 2029 2030
Week Year gg 70 71 ... 29 30
gggg 1970 1971 ... 2029 2030
Week Year (ISO) GG 70 71 ... 29 30
GGGG 1970 1971 ... 2029 2030
AM/PM A AM PM
a am pm
Hour H 0 1 ... 22 23
HH 00 01 ... 22 23
h 1 2 ... 11 12
hh 01 02 ... 11 12
Minute m 0 1 ... 58 59
mm 00 01 ... 58 59
Second s 0 1 ... 58 59
ss 00 01 ... 58 59
Fractional Second S 0 1 ... 8 9
SS 0 1 ... 98 99
SSS 0 1 ... 998 999
Timezone z or zz EST CST ... MST PST
Z -07:00 -06:00 ... +06:00 +07:00
ZZ -0700 -0600 ... +0600 +0700
Unix Timestamp X 1360013296
Unix Millisecond Timestamp x 1360013296123

CKEditor

CKEditor is used for Text input. Complete documentation for all the buttons can be found on the CKEditor's website.


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