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You can use text components to display simple text, such as when you need to display a large heading on a monitor or projector so that it's visible from a distance.
There are two lines of text that can be shown, header and body. You have the option of formatting the text as a URL to be opened in a new browser window.
Text components are not dependent on data and do not use a data model. You can, however, link the body text to a URL so that clicking it opens the URL in a new browser window. The body text will change color and show an underline to indicate that it's a clickable link.
As with the other components, you set up the text component with properties for the component and for the series. Currently, the text component can have only one defined series.
Complete this procedure in either the Dashboard or Document Designer. This procedure assumes content from one of your data sources is already open in the details pane and that one of those panes contains a text component.
To edit components in a saved dashboard, you must first click the icon.
1.In the title bar of the text component you want to edit, click the icon and select Component.
2.The Text Component dialog displays the following options:
•Title: Title for the text component as it appears in the details pane.
•Series: A series list defined for the component. For details about setting up a series, see the section below.
•Show series header: The series header text is displayed by default. Turn if off by clearing this option.
•Enter explanatory text directly into the blank area, which will display when your mouse hovers over the notes icon for the component. If Show notes is selected for an export, these notes are included in that component export.
1.In the Text Component dialog > General tab > Series area, double-click the entry.
2.The Text Component Series dialog displays with these options:
•Title: Title for the text series.
•Name: This field isn't required for text components. Ignore.
•Text color: Select a color for the text. Default colors depend on the current Xtraction theme.
•Header text: Text to be shown as the header text.
•Body text: Text to be shown as the body text.
•URL: Select this option and enter a valid URL to link the body text to that URL. Click the Test button to verify the URL is valid.
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