up Inquisit Language Reference

instruct element

The instruct element specifies how instruction pages are presented in the script.

Syntax

<instruct>
/ finishlabel = "label"
/ fontstyle = ("face name", height, bold, italic, underline, strikeout, quality, character set)
/ inputdevice = modality
/ nextkey = ("character") or (scancode) or (signal)
/ nextlabel = "label"
/ prevkey = ("character") or (scancode) or (signal)
/ prevlabel = "label"
/ screencolor = (red value, green value, blue value) or color name or color value
/ timeout = integer expression
/ txcolor = (red value, green value, blue value) or color name or color value
/ wait = integer
/ windowsize = (width variable, height variable)
</instruct>

Properties

instruct.backlabel
instruct.finishlabel
instruct.fontheight
instruct.height
instruct.name
instruct.nextlabel
instruct.screencolor
instruct.screencolorblue
instruct.screencolorgreen
instruct.screencolorred
instruct.textcolor
instruct.textcolorblue
instruct.textcolorgreen
instruct.textcolorred
instruct.timeout
instruct.typename
instruct.wait
instruct.width

Functions

None.

Remarks

The instruct element allows customization of how instruction pages are displayed on the screen and the means by which subjects can navigate backwards and forwards through the pages. Only one instruct element may be defined in a script.

Examples

The following sets the font and size of the instruction pages and indicates that the page must be displayed for at least one second before the participant can advance.

<instruct>
/ fontstyle = ("Verdana", 12pt, true)
/ windowsize = (800px, 600px)
/ wait = 1000
</instruct>

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