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[Feature request] Alignment on comments


Jul 28 2010 | 11:46 am

Hi cycling,

It would be awesome if you could add some alignment features to the comments (left, right, center) Just the basics…
The interface making is a lot better than before, but the comments positioning is still very time consuming, and this feature would really improve it.

Is it something you plan on adding or not at all?

Thanks for your time

G

Jul 28 2010 | 1:35 pm

I use Ctrl+Shift+A to align objects. Also try turning on snap to grid.

Jul 28 2010 | 1:51 pm

he means aligning the letters to the object.

"align right" would be nice indeed.

Jul 28 2010 | 2:38 pm

Yes, I mean the "text alignment" feature you can find in the textbutton object for instance.

I’m trying to implement software localization in Max and I would like the titles, labels, comments to be aligned properly whatever the language.

Jul 28 2010 | 4:49 pm

+1

though using a transparent textbutton is nearly as easy.

How are you implementing the language localization? I’m thinking about this too, especially for the popup hints. Was thinking about using multiple [colls], one for each language, might be the easiest way. Also, any hints about using non-English characters/symbols (like accent marks)?

Jul 29 2010 | 4:22 am

Try this jsui as a possible alternative to [comment]

http://www.loadbang.net/space/Software/TextBrick

Jul 29 2010 | 7:38 am

Yes textbrick jsui is an alternative. But isn’t it much more CPU consuming than a good old native Max object?
The difference could be significant in pretty big patchers.

About localization, multiple [colls] seems the best way to me too. Every localizable object has a scripting name And I use a small scripting mechanism using sendbox to change the comments. It could be extended to other properties of the object (like the hint for example)

About the accents-marks, I experienced no problems at all using them since Max5 (don’t talk to me about Max 4.6 on this subject!…)


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Jul 29 2010 | 8:08 am

Yes textbrick jsui is an alternative. But isn’t it much more CPU consuming than a good old native Max object?
The difference could be significant in pretty big patchers.

don’t… even…

Jul 29 2010 | 11:30 am

???

Jul 29 2010 | 2:13 pm
Jul 30 2010 | 8:37 am

Indeed! I’m not here to start another ten pages debate…

Aug 13 2010 | 9:38 am

The problem of the textbrick jsui (and with jsui in general) is that you can’t get a transparent background.

Too bad

I’ll just stick to uncentered comments for the moment

Thanks anyway

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