Create a Text Static Object

The Text Static Object combines Image Static Object and Bulletin Static Object functionality. Upload an image that will display in the space, and when clicked, will pop up a window with a custom message, second image, or other linked content. Text Static Objects are great for providing a more branded, interactive click-to-view experience, rather than displaying the information to the user up front.

Text Static Objects are displayed freely in your space, and any user may click the image to view the text window.

 

Access your Static Objects Manager

Access the Static Object Manager in the Space Settings Menu:  Space Settings > Setting > Static Object in the Main (Hamburger) Menu. 

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Build a Text Static Object

Set Type

Choose the Text Static Object type from the horizontal menu bar. The default first option in the Static Object Builder is the Bulletin. Click Text in the menu to toggle to the Text Static Object builder.

Note: all changes can be previewed before saving in the Preview Window at right.

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Upload Image File or Hosted Image URL

Add the image you want to display in the workspace. Upload a .png, .jpg, or .gif file, or insert the URL of a hosted image file. This will be the clickable image your workspace users will see.

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Add Content

In the WYSIWYG window, add your text and format as needed. All basic formatting options are available, including color text and highlight options, hyperlinks, and lists. Small image uploads (including gifs) and video links are supported as well.

The background of the Text window will be white by default. Click on the Image in the Preview Window to preview the displayed window text. 

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Set Size Dimensions

The Image will display at actual size in the space. Size the Text Image using the Width and Height value fields, or use the drag-to-resize option in the Preview Window. Adjust to accommodate the placement in the space. 

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Set the Location

Finalize the placement of the Text Static Object. By default, it will be placed in the workspace near the current location of your Avatar. In the Preview window, you may drag and drop where desired. 

Alternately, you may set the location based on a specific location in the space's grid. This is helpful if aligning with other Static Objects in the space. Adjust the numbers in the X and Y axis fields to reposition where needed.

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Save Your Work

Don't forget to click the Save button to make your Text Static Object live in the space!

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Edit Your Text Static Object

You can view your new Text Static Object in the Static Objects table, located just below the builder. Edit or Disable/Enable as needed. 

Note: Editing from the workspace is not an option for any user. Text Static Object copy must be edited from the Static Object Manager. 

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What the User Experiences in the Space

Admin/Member/Visitor/Guest Experience

Because there is no specific User Authorization for a Text Static Object, any user in the workspace will only be able to view and interact with the contents of the Text Static Object.

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