More than one line with

Jul 28, 2008 at 5:17pm

More than one line with

Hi all,
I have a simple question, but i need to ask.
I’m displaying text using [] and I’m calling files from a folder using the object [text]. The text files are just comments that somebody previously type using [textedit].
By problem is that i can’t find the way to show the text in more that one line. How can I control the numbers of lines that [] displays? i know that it could be really simple, but I missing this step.
Thanks for the help

Jul 28, 2008 at 8:17pm

You might want to take a look at jit.textfile and jit.fprint. Regardless, you will want to make sure that you are saving your carriage returns. With textedit, you will want to be sure you are either appending carriage returns or outputting the contents as one symbol (output mode attribute set to 1).

If you are still having trouble, post a simple patch.


Jul 28, 2008 at 9:57pm

I was trying to have more lines using jit.textfile but I don’t get it.
Here is part of the patch, I just trying to put the text into the output window. When I have long text I don’t find the way to organize it in a column.
Thanks for all


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Jul 29, 2008 at 12:10am

For posting patches, check out ‘copy compressed’ in the Edit menu. Try something like this:

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Jul 29, 2008 at 6:58am

Hi Ben,

It’s perfect for me this example.
Thanks a lot for the help!

Jul 29, 2008 at 7:01am

Hi Ben,
It’s perfect the example, this is what I’m searching for.
Thanks a lot for the help!

Aug 15, 2009 at 6:23am

It’s pretty weird…
I can not open the max 5 Patch:

clipboard JSON conversion
‘,’ or ‘}’ character expected after value for key ‘linecount’: line=182, char=24, text=’…his isnseveralnlinesnof jitterntext”, “linecount” : 5 {‘


Aug 17, 2009 at 9:08am

May someone attach the Ben’s max 5 patch ?
I’ve upgraded my soft but it still doesn’t work.



Aug 17, 2009 at 5:00pm

can you try this version?
i’ve cleared the text object, which i think might’ve caused you the problems.

also, can you post your system info?

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Aug 17, 2009 at 6:15pm

It Does work !!!
Thanks a lot !!


Oct 12, 2010 at 3:43pm

It is regular: text2d needs to receive first a “text somewords” before the matrix works as expected?

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Oct 13, 2010 at 12:13pm

I insist, what is the issue with [].
For example the Recipe 19: Tannenbaum :
It does not work until you send a “text” message to text2d.

MBP 2.93GHZ 4Go 1067MHz DDR3 9400M+9600MGT
MaxMSPJitter 5.1.5

Oct 13, 2010 at 4:45pm

Works with Max4, no satisfying results with Max5. What am missing?

Oct 13, 2010 at 5:31pm

Hi Kyred,

Thanks for pointing this out. Its either a bug or a doc error, I’ll figure out which.


Oct 13, 2010 at 6:59pm

This should be fixed for the next update, thanks!


Oct 13, 2010 at 7:53pm

i was having the same issue with Recipe 28

Oct 13, 2010 at 7:59pm

is there any temporal solution for this problem when using multiple lines of text?, at least until the next update!

Oct 13, 2010 at 8:04pm

Not sure what you mean. You should be able to use multiple lines of text, just send any ‘text’ message before sending it matrix data.

But maybe I don’t understand your problem. Post a patch?


Feb 1, 2011 at 7:51pm

can I render a to the same instance of jit.pwindow ?

still looking for another way to display subtitles parsed from my srt files.

the main target: using more than one subtitle at a time (one on each line)


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