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Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

Hi All,

This is my first discussion so forgive me if I put things in the wrong place

I have 2 charts in a container object, one of which needs further explanation so I want to show a text boxonly if the chart is active. I can see that I can make use of triggers on sheet objects but only the container's Object is shown in the list and not the individual charts.

I love the new container object and will be using it a lot so I need to find a solution to this. Can anyone help me?

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Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

There is 'Help Text' under 'Caption' in 'Chart Properties' wherein you can enter multiline comments/ explanations to provide addiotional info - did you try that?

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Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

Thanks for this suggestion but the Help caption is still for the whole container object and not on just one chart within the container object. Any other ideas?

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Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

Actually - you can have it for each individual chart within the container or for some charts which warrant extra info. Click on a 'particular' chart within a container right click and have your comments in there..a small question mark will then appear on the top right border indicating there's extra info available for that particular chart.

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Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

Thanks again. Ah yes. I see now. However I'm not sure that it is intuitive for users of the document know to click on the ? to get the helpful text.

Perhaps the answer is that I need to log an idea so that it comes in a service pack/upgrade.

ljdlumley
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Re: Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

Hi, I've just come across exactly the same problem. Did you ever find a way to display the text box?

I was trying to approach it by setting the Conditional Show property of the text box and then writing a formula using which 'tab' of the container was showing. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to reference which tab was selected.

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Re: Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

No. Unfortunately, no one ever answered my question. Let me know if you ever find the solution!

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Re: Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

you could also try this: keep a copy of the object that needs a text box to be displayed - hidden. Trigger an action to show the text box on the copy of chart contained in the container. show the text box conditionally.

phaneendra_kunc
Valued Contributor III

Re: Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

You can acheive the same with the Buttons too...

See attached..

Regards

Phani

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Re: Conditional Show on Text Box depending on a Chart in a container being active

You can add a trigger to a chart BEFORE you add the chart to a container, once in the container you can’t add the trigger.

You can use the triggers to set a variable and use this to show and hide text boxes.

See attached demo

Tab 1 = charts with triggers, text boxes with show conditions but no container

Tab 2 = tab 1 with a container added

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