Widget: Text Ticker
This widget creates a horizontal scrolling or fading tickers with text elements. Formatting options such as ticker direction and spacing can be customized. As per a regular text ticker widget, it enables you to display any length of text that would usually take up limited space on the screen in a continuous, clearly legible form.
This ticker is optimized for HTML5 accelerated devices, utilizing the accelerated HTML rendering layer of a player device for smoother ticker animations.
A HTML5 Text Ticker widget is commonly used for:
- Displaying textual content that will not usually fit within the physical constraints of a screen display
- Player devices that support HTML rendering, include the DMP 4310 and Edge 300
- Dynamic effect – present smoothly animated plain textual content in an eye-catching format that draws viewers gaze to the information on-screen
Editing A Text Ticker Widget
From an existing application, click on the widget from the selected layout or select it from the list of widgets on the right. To edit the widget in the Visual Editor, click on the Properties button at the bottom right. This will bring up the widget properties dialog.
On the APPEARANCE tab, you will be able to view the layout of the widget. The right hand side of the page contains all the editable properties of the widget itself. In this tab, you are able to edit the properties in the COMMON section, as well as specific properties in the PROPERTIES and FONT sections. Click on Apply to confirm the changes you have made.
- Item Spacing: the space between each Text item in the ticker feed.
- Ticker Speed: the speed of the text moving in the feed.
- Ticker Direction: the direction of the movement of the ticker feed.
When selecting/customizing the font size, you may choose to define a custom size that is measured based on pixels. Select the Custom option from the Size drop-down menu and you will be granted the option to define the pixel size of your font.
Adding Content To A Text Ticker
Click the CONTENT tab. You will be able to view the list of text feeds you have uploaded (if any) and click either the Add Ticker button or link.
Editing A Text Ticker Item
Type in your changes to the text in the textbox and click Save.
The Order column enables you to determine the sequence in which the texts are to be displayed, in numerically-descending order. At any point in time, you are able to assign a number to a text for its position in the sequence of ticker items.
Removing a Text Ticker Item
Click OK in the Confirmation dialog box. The entry will no longer be displayed in the list of ticker text list.
The checkboxes to the left of each ticker item allows you to choose which text to display. Simply leave an item unchecked for the text to remain in the ticker text list, without having to delete it altogether.