How to alter the size of the text box that displays the instructions for my study


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Hello, 


I am having trouble figuring out how to alter the size of the text box that displays the instructions that appear before each block of my study. I would like the instructions to be displayed in a wider text box. I'd be very grateful for any advice! My script is pasted below. 


Shona




***************************** Stimuli ********************************



Fixation


<item fixation> 


/1= "fixation.jpg"


</item>



Neutral_SCS


<item targetN_SCS> 


/1= "Neut1_7175.jpg"


/2= "Neut1_2440.jpg"


/3= "Neut1_2480.jpg"


/4= "Neut1_7060.jpg"


/5= "Neut1_7110.jpg"


</item>



Neutral_RWA


<item targetN_RWA> 


/1= "Neut2_2206.JPG"


/2= "Neut2_7010.JPG"


/3= "Neut2_7224.jpg"


/4= "Neut2_7234.jpg"


/5= "Neut2_9360.jpg"


</item>



Neutral_SJ


<item targetN_SJ> 


/1= "Neut3_7000.JPG"


/2= "Neut3_7004.jpg"


</item>



Neutral_SDO


<item targetN_SDO> 


/1= "Neut3_7020.jpg"


/2= "Neut3_7031.jpg"


/3= "Neut3_7950.jpg"


/4= "Neut4_2840.JPG"


</item>




HighPleasure_SCS


<item targetHP_SCS>


/1= "HP1_4681.jpg"


/2= "HP1_4608.jpg"


/3= "HP1_8185.jpg"


/4= "HP1_8186.jpg"


/5= "HP1_8370.jpg"


</item>




HighPleasure_RWA


<item targetHP_RWA>


/1= "HP2_5629.jpg"


/2= "HP2_4656.JPG"


/3= "HP2_4651.JPG"


/4= "HP2_4656.JPG"


/5= "HP2_8300.JPG"


</item>




HighPleasure_SJ


<item targetHP_SJ>


/1= "HP3_4689.JPG"


/2= "HP3_4659.jpg"


</item>




HighPleasure_SDO


<item targetHP_SDO>


/1= "HP3_5621.jpg"


/2= "HP3_8030.JPG"


/3= "HP3_8179.jpg"


/4= "HP4_4670.jpg"


</item>



HighThreat_SCS


<item targetHT_SCS>


/1= "HT1_6230.jpg"


/2= "HT1_6370.jpg"


/3= "HT1_6550.jpg"


/4= "HT1_9250.jpg"


/5= "HT1_1300.jpg"


</item>




HighThreat_RWA


<item targetHT_RWA>


/1= "HT2_1201.jpg"


/2= "HT2_1930.jpg"


/3= "HT2_8480.JPG"


/4= "HT2_1120.JPG"


/5= "HT2_6242.JPG"


</item>




HighThreat_SDO


<item targetHT_SDO>


/1= "HT3_3500.JPG"


/2= "HT3_6350.JPG"


/3= "HT3_3030.JPG"


/4= "HT3_6300.JPG"


</item>



HighThreat_SJ


<item targetHT_SJ>


/1= "HT3_6313.JPG"


/2= "HT4_6510.JPG"


</item>




Mildpleasure_SCS


<item targetMP_SCS>


/1= "MP1_2310.jpg"


/2= "MP1_5220.jpg"


/3= "MP1_1600.jpg"


/4= "MP1_2222.jpg"


/5= "MP1_5780.jpg"


</item>




Mildpleasure_RWA


<item targetMP_RWA>


/1= "MP2_2518.jpg"


/2= "MP2_2025.jpg"


/3= "MP2_2000.JPG"


/4= "MP2_1601.jpg"


/5= "MP2_1419.jpg"


</item>




Mildpleasure_SDO


<item targetMP_SDO>


/1= "MP3_2388.jpg"


/2= "MP3_2510.JPG"


/3= "MP3_2630.JPG"


/4= "MP3_2515.jpg"


</item>



Mildpleasure_SJ


<item targetMP_SJ>


/1= "MP3_5780.JPG"


/2= "MP4_2010.JPG"


</item>



Mildthreat_SCS


<item targetMT_SCS>


/1= "MT1_2750.jpg"


/2= "MT1_2276.jpg"


/3= "MT1_9265.jpg"


/4= "MT1_9000.jpg"


/5= "MT1_2590.jpg"


</item>




Mildthreat_RWA


<item targetMT_RWA>


/1= "MT2_2399.jpg"


/2= "MT2_2491.jpg"


/3= "MT2_2695.jpg"


/4= "MT2_2753.JPG"


/5= "MT2_6010.JPG"


</item>



Mildthreat_SDO


<item targetMT_SDO>


/1= "MT3_9010.JPG"


/2= "MT3_9090.JPG"


/3= "MT3_9220.JPG"


/4= "MT3_2722.jpg"


</item>




Mildthreat_SJ


<item targetMT_SJ>


/1= "MT4_9331.JPG"


/2= "MT3_2595.jpg"


</item>





<text SCStextquestions>


/size = (75%, 45%)


/items = SCStextquestions


/position = (50%, 50%)


/halign = center


/select = noreplace


/selectionrate = always


</text>




<text RWAtextquestions>


/size = (75%, 45%)


/items = RWAtextquestions


/position = (50%, 50%)


/halign = center


/select = noreplace


/selectionrate = always


</text>



<text SDOtextquestions>


/size = (75%, 45%)


/items = SDOtextquestions


/position = (50%, 50%)


/halign = center


/select = noreplace


/selectionrate = always


</text>



<text SJtextquestions>


/size = (75%, 45%)


/items = SJtextquestions


/position = (50%, 50%)


/halign = center


/select = noreplace


/selectionrate = always


</text>






<item SCStextquestions>


/1= "Death penalty."


/2= "Multiculturalism."


/3= "Stiffer jail terms."


/4= "Patriotisim."


/5= "Voluntary euthanasia."


/6= "Nuclear power."


/7= "Working mothers."


/8= "Bible truths."


/9= "Gay rights."


/10= "Conservationalists."


/11= "Sabbath observance."


/12= "Royalty."


/13= "Test-tube babies."


/14= "Pre-marital virginity."


/15= "Asian immigration."


/16= "Decriminalised marijuana."


/17= "Church authority."


/18= "Defense spending."


/19= "Legalised abortion."


/20= "Caning young criminals."


/21= "Private schools."


/22="Condom vending machines."


/23= "Legalised prostitution."


/24= "Castrating sex offenders."


/25= "Women priests."


</item>



<item RWAtextquestions>


/1= "The established authorities generally turn out to be right about things, while the radicals and protestors are usually just “loud mouths” showing off their ignorance."


/2= "Women should have to promise to obey their husbands when they get married."


/3= "Our country desperately needs a mighty leader who will do what has to be done to destroy the radical new ways and sinfulness that are ruining us."


/4= "Gays and lesbians are just as healthy and moral as anybody else."


/5= "It is always better to trust the judgment of the proper authorities in government and religion than to listen to the noisy rabble-rousers in our society who are trying to create doubt in people’s minds."


/6= "Atheists and others who have rebelled against the established religions are no doubt every bit as good and virtuous as those who attend church regularly."


/7= "The only way our country can get through the crisis ahead is to get back to our traditional values, put some tough leaders in power, and silence the troublemakers spreading bad ideas."


/8= "There is absolutely nothing wrong with nudist camps."


/9= "Our country needs free thinkers who have the courage to defy traditional ways, even if this upsets many people."


/10= "Our country will be destroyed someday if we do not smash the perversions eating away at our moral fiber and traditional beliefs."


/11= "Everyone should have their own lifestyle, religious beliefs, and sexual preferences, even if it makes them different from everyone else."


/12= "The “old-fashioned ways” and the “old-fashioned values” still show the best way to live. "


/13= "You have to admire those who challenged the law and the majority’s view by protesting for women’s abortion rights, for animal rights, or to abolish school prayer."


/14= "What our country really needs is a strong, determined leader who will crush evil, and take us back to our true path."


/15= "Some of the best people in our country are those who are challenging our government, criticizing religion, and ignoring the “normal way things are supposed to be done.” "


/16= "God’s laws about abortion, pornography and marriage must be strictly followed before it is too late, and those who break them must be strongly punished."


/17= "There are many radical, immoral people in our country today, who are trying to ruin it for their own godless purposes, whom the authorities should put out of action."


/18= "A “woman’s place” should be wherever she wants to be. The days when women are submissive to their husbands and social conventions belong strictly in the past."


/19= "Our country will be great if we honor the ways of our forefathers, do what the authorities tell us to do, and get rid of the “rotten apples” who are ruining everything."


/20= "There is no “ONE right way” to live life; everybody has to create their own way."


/21= "Homosexuals and feminists should be praised for being brave enough to defy “traditional family values."


/22= "This country would work a lot better if certain groups of troublemakers would just shut up and accept their group’s traditional place in society."


</item>




<item SJtextquestions>


/1= "In general, you find society to be fair."


/2= "In general, the American political system operates as it should."


/3= "American society needs to be radically restructured."


/4= "The United States is the best country in the world to live in."


/5= "Most policies serve the greater good."


/6= "Everyone has a fair shot at wealth and happiness."


/7= "Our society is getting worse every year."


/8= "Society is set up so that people usually get what they deserve."


</item>



<item SDOtextquestions>


/1= "Some groups of people are simply inferior to other groups."


/2= "In getting what you want, it is sometimes necessary to use force against other groups."


/3= "It's OK if some groups have more of a chance in life than others."


/4= "To get ahead in life, it is sometimes necessary to step on other groups."


/5= "If certain groups stayed in their place, we would have fewer problems."


/6= "It's probably a good thing that certain groups are at the top and other groups are at the bottom."


/7= "Inferior groups should stay in their place."


/8= "Sometimes other groups must be kept in their place."


/9= "It would be good if groups could be equal."


/10= "Group equality should be our ideal."


/11= "All groups should be given an equal chance in life."


/12= "We should do what we can to equalize conditions for different groups."


/13= "Increased social equality."


/14= "We would have fewer problems if we treated people more equally."


/15= "We should strive to make incomes as equal as possible."


/16= "No one group should dominate in society."


</item>




<shape erasescreen>



/color= (255,255,255)


/size = (100%, 100%)



</shape>







************************** Experimental Stimuli ************************************



<picture fixation>


/ items = fixation


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetN_SCS>


/ items = targetN_SCS


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetN_RWA>


/ items = targetN_RWA


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetN_SDO>


/ items = targetN_SDO


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetN_SJ>


/ items = targetN_SJ


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetHP_SCS>


/ items = targetHP_SCS


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetHP_RWA>


/ items = targetHP_RWA


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetHP_SDO>


/ items = targetHP_SDO


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetHP_SJ>


/ items = targetHP_SJ


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetHT_SCS>


/ items = targetHT_SCS


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetHT_RWA>


/ items = targetHT_RWA


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetHT_SDO>


/ items = targetHT_SDO


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetHT_SJ>


/ items = targetHT_SJ


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetMP_SCS>


/ items = targetMP_SCS


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetMP_RWA>


/ items = targetMP_RWA


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetMP_SDO>


/ items = targetMP_SDO


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetMP_SJ>


/ items = targetMP_SJ


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



<picture targetMT_SCS>


/ items = targetMT_SCS


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetMT_RWA>


/ items = targetMT_RWA


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetMT_SDO>


/ items = targetMT_SDO


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>




<picture targetMT_SJ>


/ items = targetMT_SJ


/ size = (80%, 80%)


/ position = (50%,50%)


/ selectionrate = trial


</picture>



*************************** Picture Trials *********************************


fixation


<trial fixation>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=fixation]


/response = timeout(10)


</trial>



Neutral Trial SCS


<trial targetN_SCS>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetN_SCS; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>



Neutral Trial RWA


<trial targetN_RWA>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetN_RWA; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Neutral Trial SDO


<trial targetN_SDO>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetN_SDO; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Neutral Trial SJ


<trial targetN_SJ>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetN_SJ; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>



High Positive Trial SCS


<trial targetHP_SCS>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHP_SCS; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




High Positive Trial RWA


<trial targetHP_RWA>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHP_RWA; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




High Positive Trial SDO


<trial targetHP_SDO>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHP_SDO; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




High Positive Trial SJ


<trial targetHP_SJ>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHP_SJ; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>



High Threat Trial SCS


<trial targetHT_SCS>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHT_SCS; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




High Threat Trial RWA


<trial targetHT_RWA>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHT_RWA; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




High Threat Trial SDO


<trial targetHT_SDO>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHT_SDO; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




High Threat Trial SJ


<trial targetHT_SJ>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetHT_SJ; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>



Mild Positive Trial SCS


<trial targetMP_SCS>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMP_SCS; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Mild Positive Trial RWA


<trial targetMP_RWA>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMP_RWA; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Mild Positive Trial SDO


<trial targetMP_SDO>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMP_SDO; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Mild Positive Trial SJ


<trial targetMP_SJ>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMP_SJ; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>



Mild Threat Trial SCS


<trial targetMT_SCS>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMT_SCS; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>



Mild Threat Trial RWA


<trial targetMT_RWA>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMT_RWA; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Mild Threat Trial SDO


<trial targetMT_SDO>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMT_SDO; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




Mild Threat Trial SJ


<trial targetMT_SJ>


/stimulusframes = [1=fixation; 10=erasescreen; 11=targetMT_SJ; 41=erasescreen]


/response = timeout(100)


</trial>




*************************** Likert **********************************



<likert likertSCS>


/ anchors = [1= "Disagree"; 2= "2" , 3 = "3" , 4 = "4" , 5 = "5" , 6 = "6" , 7 = "Agree"]


/ numpoints = 7


/ stimulusframes = [1 = SCStextquestions]


/ position = (50%,90%)


/ anchorwidth = 5%


/ fontstyle = ("Verdana", 8pt , true)


/ mouse=true


/ numpoints= 7


</likert>



<likert likertRWA>


/ anchors = [1= "Disagree"; 2= "2" , 3 = "3" , 4 = "4" , 5 = "5" , 6 = "6" , 7 = "Agree"]


/ numpoints = 7


/ stimulusframes = [1 = RWAtextquestions]


/ position = (50%,90%)


/ anchorwidth = 5%


/ fontstyle = ("Verdana", 8pt , true)


/ mouse=true


/ numpoints= 7


</likert>



<likert likertSJ>


/ anchors = [1= "Disagree"; 2= "2" , 3 = "3" , 4 = "4" , 5 = "5" , 6 = "6" , 7 = "Agree"]


/ numpoints = 7


/ stimulusframes = [1 = SJtextquestions]


/ position = (50%,90%)


/ anchorwidth = 5%


/ fontstyle = ("Verdana", 8pt , true)


/ mouse=true


/ numpoints= 7


</likert>



<likert likertSDO>


/ anchors = [1= "Disagree"; 2= "2" , 3 = "3" , 4 = "4" , 5 = "5" , 6 = "6" , 7 = "Agree"]


/ numpoints = 7


/ stimulusframes = [1 = SDOtextquestions]


/ position = (50%,90%)


/ anchorwidth = 5%


/ fontstyle = ("Verdana", 8pt , true)


/ mouse=true


/ numpoints= 7


</likert>




************************** Blocks ***************************************



<block block1>


/ trials = [1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,43,45,47,49=noreplacenorepeat(targetMT_SCS, targetHT_SCS, targetMP_SCS, targetHP_SCS, targetN_SCS); 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50=noreplacenorepeat(likertSCS)]


/preinstructions = (testSCS)


</block>



<block block2>


/ trials = [1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,43=noreplacenorepeat(targetMT_RWA, targetHT_RWA, targetMP_RWA, targetHP_RWA, targetN_RWA);2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44=noreplacenorepeat(likertRWA)]


/preinstructions = (testRWA)


</block>



<block block3>


/ trials = [1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15=noreplacenorepeat(targetMT_SJ, targetHT_SJ, targetMP_SJ, targetHP_SJ, targetN_SJ); 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16=noreplacenorepeat(likertSJ)]


/preinstructions = (testSJ)


</block>



<block block4>


/ trials = [1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31=noreplacenorepeat(targetMT_SDO, targetHT_SDO, targetMP_SDO, targetHP_SDO, targetN_SDO); 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32=noreplacenorepeat(likertSDO)]


/preinstructions = (testSDO)


</block>





************************** Experiment *************************************



<expt>



/blocks = [1-4=noreplace(block1,block2,block3,block4)]


/postinstructions= (end)



</expt>






************************* Intructions **************************************



<instruct> 


/nextlabel= "press the spacebar to proceed"


/lastlabel= "Press the spacebar to proceed"


/nextkey = (" ")


/fontstyle = ("Arial", 3%. false , false , false , false, 5, 0)


</instruct>





<page testSCS>



In the next phase of the experiment, you will be presented with images and asked questions about your political beliefs. On each of the 25 trials, you will be shown an image for 300 miliseconds and then asked to indicate on a 1-7 scale, the extent to which you disagree or agree with each political issue. Please answer these questions as honestly as possible. 


</page>



<page testRWA>



In the next phase of the experiment, you will again be presented with images and asked questions about your political beliefs. On each of the 22 trials, you will be shown an image for 300 miliseconds and then asked to indicate on a 1-7 scale, the extent to which you agree or disagree with each given political issue. Please answer these questions as honestly as possible.


</page>



<page testSJ>



In the next phase of the experiment, you will again be presented with images and asked questions about your political beliefs. On each of the 8 trials, you will be shown an image for 300 miliseconds and then asked to indicate on a 1-7 scale, the extent to which you agree or disagree with each given political issue. Please answer these questions as honestly as possible.


</page>



<page testSDO>



In the next phase of the experiment, you will be presented with images and asked questions about your political beliefs. On each of the 16 trials, you will be shown an image for 300 miliseconds and then asked to indicate on a 1-7 scale, the extent to which you disagree or agree with a given political issue. Please answer these questions as honestly as possible. 


</page>




<page end>



Please proceed to the next phase of the experiment. 



</page>



************************* IPADRESS **************************************



<data> 


/columns = [computer.ipaddress.1,computer.macaddress.1,date,time,subject, blockcode, trialcode, trialnum, latency, response,stimulusitem, stimulusnumber, pretrialpause, posttrialpause] 


</data> 






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See the documentation for the <instruct> element, specifically the /windowsize attribute.


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