to make resetting smoother

Please open the following web page. In the rectangle, click the 'display' button, letters would appear in the cells. Then click the 'reset' button.  Letters in the  top cells would disappear.  Then there is an interval during which nothing happens.  Then letters in the bottom cells disappear.

I like to see that resetting of the letters in the bottom cells takes place immediately after that in  the top cells.  There is not stop between them.

http://www.pinyinology.com/wheel/display/tryAgain2f.htm

Thanks. l
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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head> 
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> 
 
 <title>appearance of letters</title> 
 
<style type="text/css"> 
  body {margin:20px; font-size:110%;}
 
  table {border-collapse:collapse; margin-bottom:20px;}
 
  td {border:3px blue solid; width:30px; height:30px; text-align:center;}
 
#rect {border:2px red solid; padding:15px 0 15px 15px; margin-bottom:20px; width:40%; margin-top:20px;}
</style> 
 
<script type="text/javascript"> 
  var text2beshown  = new Array( 3 );
  text2beshown[ 0 ] = 'abcdefg-xyz';
  text2beshown[ 1 ] = 'CALIFORNIA';
  text2beshown[ 2 ] = 'TAMPA';
  text2beshown[ 3 ] = 'FLORIDA';
 
  var lno;
  var show = 0;
  var loc  = 0;
 
  function showLetter( loc, lno, show ) {
//  alert( 'showLetter(): ' + loc + '_' + lno + '  show: ' + show  );
    var letter = document.getElementById( 'td_' + loc + '_' + lno );
    if ( letter ) {
      letter.innerHTML = show ? text2beshown[ loc ].charAt( lno ) : ' ';
      lno++;
      if ( lno < text2beshown[ loc ].length )
        setTimeout( function() {
          showLetter( loc, lno, show )
        }, show ? 300 : 1 );
     } else {
       alert( 'Not found: td_' + loc + '_' + lno );
     }
  }
 
  function showIt( loc ) {
    showLetter( loc, 0, 1 );
  }
 
  function hideIt( loc ) {
//  alert( 'hideIt(' + loc + ')' );
    showLetter( loc, 0, 0 );
  }
 
  function show2( loc ) {
//  alert( 'show2()');
    showLetter( loc, 0, 1 );
 
    window.setTimeout(function(){
      showLetter( ++loc, 0, 1 );
    }, 300 * text2beshown[ loc ].length );
  }
 
  function hide2( loc ) {
//   alert( 'hide2()');
      showLetter( loc, 0, 0 );
 
      window.setTimeout( function() {
        showLetter( ++loc, 0, 0 );
      }, 1 )
  }
</script> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
 
<!-- abcdefg-xyz --> 
  <table> 
    <tbody> 
      <tr> 
        <script type="text/javascript"> 
          for(var i=0;i<text2beshown[0].length;i++ ){
            document.write('<td><span id="td_0_'+i+'"> </span></td>');
          }
        </script> 
      </tr> 
    </tbody> 
  </table> 
 
  <form> 
    <input value="Display" style="margin-right: 15px;" name="name1" onclick="showIt(0)" type="button"> 
    <input value="Reset" name="name2" onclick="hideIt(0)" type="button"> 
  </form> 
 
<!-- beginning of rectangle --> 
<div id='rect'> 
  <table> 
    <tr> 
      <script type="text/javascript"> 
        for( var i=0;i<text2beshown[2].length;i++ ){
          document.write('<td><span id="td_2_'+i+'"> </span></td>');
        }
      </script> 
    </tr> 
  </table> 
 
  <table> 
    <tr> 
      <script type="text/javascript"> 
        for( var i = 0; i < text2beshown[ 3 ].length;i++ ) {
          document.write( '<td><span id="td_3_' + i + '"> </span></td>');
        }
      </script> 
     </tr> 
  </table> 
 
  <form> 
    <input value="Display" type="button" onclick="show2(2)"> 
    <input value="Reset" name="name2" onclick="hide2(2)" type="button">
  </form> 
</div> 
<!-- end of tampa --> 
 
<p><b>Problem</b>: In preceding rectangle, clicking 'Display', words will appear in the cells. Then clicking 'Reset', the word 'TAMPA' will go away first. Then nothing happens for a short time. Then the word 'FLORIDA' goes away. I like to see that after the 'TAMPA' goes, the 'FLORIDA' starts to go immediately rather than waiting for a short time. 
 
</p> 
 
<!-- california --> 
<table> 
  <tr> 
    <script type="text/javascript"> 
      for( var i = 0; i < text2beshown[ 1 ].length; i++ ) {
        document.write( '<td><span id="td_1_' + i + '"> </span></td>');
      }
    </script> 
  </tr> 
</table> 
 
<form> 
 <input value="Display" style="margin-right: 15px;" name="name1" onclick="showIt(1)" type="button"> 
 
<input value="Reset" name="name2" onclick="hideIt(1)" type="button"> 
 </form> 
 
<!--
function hide2(){
       lno=0;
       show=0;
       showLetter();
 
      window.setTimeout(function(){
            lno=0;
             show=0;
            loc++;
             showLetter();
      },10)
} 
--> 
 
</body> 
</html>

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HonorGodCommented:
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fuli3665Author Commented:
sorry. please try the following web page:


http://www.pinyinology.com/wheel/display/tryAgain2f.html
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fuli3665Author Commented:
wonderful coding.
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HonorGodCommented:
Thank you for the kind words.

This was an interesting question/idea.

Thanks for that, as well as the grade & points.

Good luck & have a great day.
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