Maintaining Text on the Screen 🔗
There may be instances when you want to keep some text on the
screen and not allow it to clear when a new question is
introduced. To do this, you can use the
keyword to keep some text maintained on the screen and the
keyword when you are ready to clear the text that is being
*maintain: Make sure to answer honestly. *question: How are you? *question: Who do you love the most? *question: What's a secret you've never told anyone? *clear
In this example, the user will see "Make sure to answer
honestly." Below that will be the first question, "How are you?"
After the user answers the first question, "Make sure to answer
honestly" will remain, but the first question will disappear and
the second question will appear below, and so on. After the last
question, the entire screen will be cleared due to the
keyword, so "Make sure to answer honestly" will then disappear.
In order to properly clear the maintained text, you must ensure
keyword and the
keyword are immediately preceded by a question, a button, or a
wait period. This means you purposefully time the maintained
text and the clearing of that text to occur exactly when you
intend them to, and neither will accidentally re-arrange or
clear important information. Here's another example:
Your exercise will begin when you click the button *button: Next *maintain: Remember to breathe deeply during this guided meditation. The weather is beautiful and warm *button: Next You are in a giant pool of jello *button: Next You feel peaceful and at ease *button: Next *clear That's the end!
In the above example, the user sees the first line of text plus a button that says "Next." After clicking the button, the user sees the maintained text at the top of the screen for the three screens that contain meditative imagery. After reading "You feel peaceful and at ease" and pressing the "Next" button, the maintained text disappears and the user only sees "That's the end!"
It's important here that both the
text and the
keyword occurred after a button. If we hadn't included a button
after the text "Your exercise will begin when you click the
button" the user would actually see the maintained text first
with this text beneath it. If we hadn't included a button after
the text "You feel peaceful and at ease" the user would not
actually see this line because it would have been cleared
immediately as soon as the user got to that screen. The buttons
ensure that the
keywords are timed appropriately.