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I've read through the user guide and the scene controls, and I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for, although I'm sure it's an easy setting that I'm somehow missing.

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I am wanting text to appear line by line going down the page, but without prior lines disappearing. At the end, I would wipe them all.

Current Attempts:
If I put all lines into the same Show Text, they all appear or disappear together. When I put each line in its own Show Text, prior lines are erased. I've looked through Text Settings and Text Defaults and don't see anything to control auto-erase.

I feel like there's some way to monkey with Text Settings/Defaults and a combination of the Effects, Duration, and Appear/Disappear settings, but I can't figure out what that is.... And maybe that's overly complicated.

As mentioned, this seems like this should be easy (and I'm sure I'll feel sheepish once I get the answer), but right now it's eluding me.

--EDIT: Also forgot to mention, I tried using the wait text codes at the end of each line {W:250}, and they didn't seem to do anything.

Thanks for any help!
 

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There's a text code you can use: it's {W:A}. It make the scene wait for input like a key or button press. Just use it after every line you want to be displayed without being erased after the next input.

If you want to make all the previous lines disappear after the next input, instead, you can either create a new show message or use the text code {P} (if Auto Erase is ON)/{CP} (if Auto Erase if OFF).

You can also use Auto Erase in message settings, which I think is the best idea.
 
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Thanks for the quick input.

I don't want to use {W:A} because I don't want to have to wait on user input. I thought {W:ms} would work for what I'm going for, but it wouldn't work in the Show Text command (as opposed to Show Message); I'm not sure if there's something else I need to be adjusting, or if it's supposed to.

Do the AutoErase settings in Messages apply to Show Text as well? If so, that would almost certainly solve my problem.

Thanks!
 

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Just to be clear, have you directly typed {W:ms} or something like {W:250}? Because ms is actually the argument placeholder.

Nope, Auto Erase is just for messages, but you can easily event something to erase your texts.
 

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@FoxySeta - I typed {W:250}
@Archeia - I guess I didn't know the difference caused a change. I got the impression that NVL vs ADV were just demonstrations of how the tool could be used. In my specific story, most of it plays out like an adventure, but interludes are being added in more like novel mode.

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{W:___} hasn't worked with me the first times either. Dunno why tough.
 

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@FoxySeta - I typed {W:250}
@Archeia - I guess I didn't know the difference caused a change. I got the impression that NVL vs ADV were just demonstrations of how the tool could be used. In my specific story, most of it plays out like an adventure, but interludes are being added in more like novel mode.

Thanks

Based on what you're describing and wanting wait times though, it seems like just using NVL mode would fit your needs much better, especially since message codes work there. You can also try message area codes to have an output similar to this:

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Got it! Perfect, thanks!
 

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