Help! Give me a line break!


    Oct 09 2014 | 11:26 am
    Hi forum!
    I need to input some generated information to a textedit object. The text is supposed to be multi-line. I've read several threads about the subject of outputting muli-line text from textedit but not the opposite. Anyway, I've managed to do it, but I can't think of a way to get rid of the symbol quotes without losing the line-breaks. It seems it's one or the other.
    The obvious solution would be for textedit to interpret the incoming text as a symbol and get rid of the quotes internally, as is the case with the comment object... (or at least to have that option in the inspector).
    Is there any workaround that you can think of? Thanks!

    • Oct 09 2014 | 2:43 pm
      Does this help in any way?
    • Oct 09 2014 | 3:26 pm
      Hi, JVKR. Thanks for your response. Your solution gets around the problem of the symbol and the corresponding quotes by sending each element separately and combining them with the append command. It solves my initial problem but creates another: after the first line, the following lines always start with a space character...
    • Oct 09 2014 | 4:20 pm
      Still has the space unfortunately.
      Maybe try something in Javascript...
    • Oct 09 2014 | 4:53 pm
      Hello again JVKR and Mike S.Thanks for your responses. Just to clarify: the problem of the additional space is due to the lines being sent separately. If we send "a" and then append "b", Max naturally spaces them out. Here, it's happening the same thing. We send "a", "line-break" and "b". Between the "line-break" and "b", Max is separating with a space each element. Therefore, I guess the problem could only be fixed if:
      - textedit could receive and interpret ASCII numbers directly. We, then, could send the correct information. - textedit could interpret a symbol (to retain the line-breaks) and take out the quotes internally (my original problem).
      Anyway, I'd love to be proven wrong. Anyone?
    • Oct 30 2014 | 2:17 pm
      Hello Cycling'74. Since this seems to be an impossible task, consider it a feature/bug fix request.
    • Mar 17 2016 | 7:18 pm
      +1000
    • Mar 17 2016 | 7:19 pm
      Perhaps just a new message called
      appendln (say)
      that behaves like a println statement