I’d like to be able to lock the size and shape of a box into which I want workshop participants to be able to type text.
At the moment I’ve created rectangle shapes, but if I lock them then they can’t have text added.
If I unlock the shape, then participants can move them by mistake.
I’m wondering is a locked grid is the best thing to use?
Best answer by Robert JohnsonView original
Thanks for your rapid response.
This is my first board so I’m sure there are many things to learn in the future ...
I’ve linked a COPY of the board below. The frame in question is #9. Although I think I have solved my problem using a grid, see frame #6.
Just making it clear I need to be able to have multiple participants entering text at the same time.
I just read this post which suggests my grid solution might not allow that
Thanks for popping in to my test board with me while you burn the midnight oil in Australia!
From the test you and I did, it seems that we could both type in a locked Grid at the same time - perhaps Miro made an enhancement since the post you referenced above. An alternative approach is also to create a number of single-cell Grids, so each user has their own. One thing I did note is that when the Grid is locked, you appear to lose the ability to click-to-select a single cell and the press Enter to get into edit/type mode - instead, you have to double-click a cell, but at least it works.
By the way, your board looks great! I especially like the Orientation frame.
I would really really love to have this feature, because I’m doing a lot of exercises where I would like to provide a shape for people to write text into. Right now, as original poster mentioned, either I completely lock the shape and the people have to add whatever text they want on top of it (with stickies, shapes or text), or they can move and resize the object, too.
So, what I’d want is:
For example, I’m just at this moment creating an exercise (I’m a trainer, btw, and I use the tool in virtual trainings) where I would like the participants to write down three user stories. I’d love to have speech bubbles to represent the space to write the story in, and them to enter their user story right into the bubble.
Another example, I would like to create a “user story card”, with assigned spaces for the user story title, size estimate, risk estimate, value estimate, and criticality. I’d love to use a small PDF file as a background (with some logos and visual elements), and then place the fields as box shapes on top of it. Once I had the desired appearance, I would group the items and “lock shape”. The participants could then double-click on any of the text fields to enter the appropriate text or value, without breaking the visual layout. In this case, I would want the overall object movable, though, so that we can use the cards in planning exercises and sort the cards in different orders.
Thanks for considering, Petri