Line Break in Annotation


    Sep 21 2016 | 2:43 pm
    Hi all,
    does anyone know it it is possible to set a line break in the annotation text (the one that appear in the Live help window)?
    I tried \n but it is not parsed as a line break.
    Cheers,
    Ja

    • Sep 21 2016 | 7:23 pm
      Hi Jan,
      Yes there is a way! Or rather... a hack. Open your maxpat file with a text editor and then edit the annotation text. Easily found, because a maxpat is one big text file. You can then enter the \n characters like your were trying and Max will display this correctly. Have fun,
      Hens Zimmerman
    • Sep 21 2016 | 9:16 pm
      Thanks Hens for the tip. Unfortunately those object in question are in the top level patch of a M4L device and hence not editable with a text editor. I could move them to an abstraction and load them with bpatcher I assume, but then it's not that essential to mess up the device structure for a line break :)
      Jan
    • Sep 22 2016 | 7:14 am
      Jan, still not a problem, because Max objects copy with all their properties intact. You can make a small Max file with the proper annotations, edit those and then copy paste them to your M4L device. Problem solved!
      Hens Zimmerman