Overview

Text User Items are provided to add text and HTML to a Custom Page.

A Text User Item is a Content Item. It does not create a page of its own and so you must place it on a Custom Page.

Example

In this example, a Text User Item is added in the middle of some chart User Items to add an explanation.

  • Charts
    • Descendants of William Smith
    • Descendants of John Jones
    • My Pedigree
    • Pedigree of John Doe

The diagram shows a Custom Page named "Charts" with four nested chart items: two Descendant Charts, a Text User Item, and one Pedigree Chart. That arrangement would create a page with a list of three links, one link per chart, and some intervening text.

For the purposes of the example, let's assume that the Text property of the "My Pedigree" Text User Item was set as follows:

<p>My pedigree below shows how I relate to William Smith
and John Jones, as well as all my other direct ancestors.</p>

Please note that the example text is wrapped in a P (paragraph) HTML element. Second Site does not include any HTML elements so it is up to you to do so. If you fail to include any HTML, the text may not be rendered as you expect.

Given the User Items defined above, the contents of the resulting Custom Page would be similar to the following:

My pedigree below shows how I relate to William Smith and John Jones, as well as all my other direct ancestors.

Second Site automatically detects situations where lists start and stop based on the sequence of User Items. In the example above, the presence of the "My Pedigree" Text User Item in the midst of the chart items triggers Second Site to create two lists on the output page. The first list includes links to the first two chart items, and ends above the contents of the Text User Item. The second list begins immediately after the contents of the Text User Item and has a single entry, the link to the Pedigree Chart User Item.

Edit Text

The Edit Text window controls the properties associated with a Heading User Item.

Title

The Title is only used to distinquish Text User Items from other items and does not appear in the output. If you have text that you want preceded by a section title on the output page, use a Heading User Item rather than a Text User Item.

Enabled

See Enabled on the User Items page.

Clear

See Clear on the User Items page.

Text

Enter the text or HTML that you want to appear on the Custom Page. For long text values, use [F7] to open the edit window.

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