Double quotes around symbol without spaces?

    May 02 2011 | 7:33 pm
    I am looking to put text with both single word and multiple word length into comment boxes using (set $1). Multiple (as a symbol) obviously has double quotes, which I want, but single does not and I cannot figure out how to get it to. I've tried sprintf, but they disappear once passed as a message. I know this is the format max uses, and the quotes are only needed when passing symbols with spaces, so I get why they are automatically removed, but is there a way to bypass this?
    Thanks, Eric

    • May 02 2011 | 8:42 pm
      Hello Eric,
      you're probably looking for that (?) :
      ` Charles
    • May 02 2011 | 9:38 pm
      if you would use [prepend set], this takes symbols as well as lists...
    • May 02 2011 | 10:10 pm
      Oh right, I forgot about the lists. As well if you don't care about having spaces around, you can do that :
    • May 03 2011 | 1:25 am
      Thanks both of you for your responses. I wanted to avoid the spaces if possible, but it's not that big of a deal.
      Best, Eric