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Appendix B: Summary of Text Tags

Tag Attributes Function Notes
<a href="command" target="_player">...</a> (none) Creates hyperlink that executes a command. Target required.
<a href="command:openwindow(name, URL, playmode=value, ...)">...</a> name,
URL,
playmode
(click here)
Opens new, named windows for URL Accepts several playmode attributes.
<a href="mailto:address">...</a> (none) Opens e-mail message. Browser must be configured for e-mail.
<a href="URL" [target="_player"]>...</a> target=
"_player"
Creates hyperlink to specified URL. URL opens in browser if target not set to player.
<b>...</b> (none) Bolds the enclosed text. Compatible with HTML.
<br/> (none) Adds space between text. In TickerTape and Marquee, moves "cursor" to the window's right edge.
<center>...</center> (none) Centers the enclosed text. Compatible with HTML.
<clear/> (none) Clears all text from the window. Following text is displayed at the window's normal starting point.
<font attribute="value">...</font> bgcolor Sets the background color. See "Colors".
charset Specifies character set used to display text. Default is "us-ascii".
color Controls font color except for TickerTape window. Supports all color values available in HTML. See also <tl> and <tu>.
face Sets the text face. Default is "Times New Roman".
size Sets relative font size. Values are: -2, -1, +0, +1, +2, +3, +4; or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
<hr/> (none) Acts like two <br/> tags. For HTML compatibility.
<i>...</i> (none) Italicizes the enclosed text. Compatible with HTML.
<li>...</li> (none) Acts like a <br/> tag. For HTML compatibility. No numbers or bullets.
<ol>...</ol> (none) Indents text. For HTML compatibility. No numbers, however.
<p>...</p> (none) Adds space between text. In TickerTape and Marquee, moves "cursor" to the window's right edge.
<pos x="pixels"/> (none) Positions text horizontally. Applies only if scrollrate and crawlrate are 0 (zero).
<pos y="pixels"/> (none) Positions text vertically. Applies only if scrollrate and crawlrate are 0 (zero).
<pre>...</pre> (none) Preserves tabs, spaces, and breaks. Uses Courier face.
<required>...</required> (none) Ensures that text is delivered. Presentation will halt if needed until text gets through.
<s>...</s> (none) Strikes through the enclosed text. Compatible with HTML.
<time begin="dd:hh:mm:ss.xyz"/> (none) Sets time when text appears. Only seconds ("ss") are required.
<time end="dd:hh:mm:ss.xyz"/> (none) Sets time when text disappears. Only seconds ("ss") are required.
<tl [color="color"]>...</tl> color Displays text at lower edge in TickerTape. Color affects only the following <tl> elements. See also "Colors".
<tu [color="color"]>...</tu> color Displays text at upper edge in TickerTape. Color affects only the following <tu> elements. See also "Colors".
<u>...</u> (none) Underlines the enclosed text. Compatible with HTML.
<ul>...</ul> (none) Indents text. For HTML compatibility. No bullets, however.


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