<br> in the interface

Just a quick question to anyone in the know… Sorry if I have asked this before, I cant remember.
Has any one been able to add a break in a run of descriptive text in the interface? is it even possible? I cant see if it is or not.
All I can do is create a new line like this:

   <action-label name="some lovely text" >
   <action-label name="oh! and some more lovely text" >

When in fact I would prefer to create just a visual return.
It’s only because I have quite long description and I need to condence it down to a “more” manageble width.
Plus the added problem that if I use 2 labels I get a great lump of line space as well which does look a bit ugly.

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Have you tried n (backslash-n) for this? It should work within a pair
of double-quotes, and it should appear literally within a pair of
single-quotes.

Walter

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Hi walter
I tried this and I cant seem to make it work.
What did you actually mean by…
“and it should appear literally within a pair of single-quotes”

did you mean this:

 <action-label name="some lovely '"n"' text and some more" >

??
anyway I did try combinations of doing it and I cant get it to work. So may be I haven’t understood it.

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I just meant that if the backslash-n appears within a run of text that
is itself bounded by double-quotes, then the normal escape sequence
processing will take place, and you should see a newline happen. If
you have bounded your text string with single-quotes, then these
escapes will not be processed, and you will see the literal backslash-
n characters in the interface. That’s how it works in most C-based
languages, in my experience. I haven’t actually tried this myself.
Perhaps Joe Billings could chime in here and let us know if there’s a
special way to do this.

Walter

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Hi walter
I tried this and I cant seem to make it work.
What did you actually mean by…
“and it should appear literally within a pair of single-quotes”

did you mean this:

<action-label name="some lovely '"n"' text and some more" >

??
anyway I did try combinations of doing it and I cant get it to work.
So may be I haven’t understood it.

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<action-label name="foo" title="a long andnwinding label">

That’s what I was thinking, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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I don’t think this is going to work. I’ve never managed to get any returns or
new lines to show up in the action UI unfortunately.
Regards,
Tim.

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<action-label name="foo" title="a long andnwinding label">

That’s what I was thinking, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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HI Walter and Tim
As you suspected, unfortunately the interface ignores the n and just places it in as normal text.

But thanks for trying
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Hi Guys,

The Action parameters are all designed to be on one line only. I’ll
log a suggestion to allow multiple lines.

Cheers,
Joe

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HI Walter and Tim
As you suspected, unfortunately the interface ignores the n and
just places it in as normal text.

But thanks for trying
all the best Max


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Thanks Joe
This would be really useful as some of my descriptions are long in English, but thats nothing when compared to the German translation!!!

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