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Multi-line Text for Value [message #139705] Mon, 11 July 2011 00:41 Go to next message
Marvin Dawson
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Is there anyway to make text fields (like Value) to use multiple lines?
We occasionally have long descriptions, and Eagle prints them in one
lone line. I have tried the standard <ctrl>-<enter> and \n, but no luck.
Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #139714 is a reply to message #139705] Mon, 11 July 2011 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Richard Hammerl
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Am 11.07.2011 02:41, schrieb Marvin Dawson:
> Is there anyway to make text fields (like Value) to use multiple lines?
> We occasionally have long descriptions, and Eagle prints them in one
> lone line. I have tried the standard <ctrl>-<enter> and \n, but no luck.

I am sorry, but this is currently not possible.

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Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #170290 is a reply to message #139714] Thu, 20 April 2017 12:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Carbone
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Hello,

Is that still not possible in version 7.7?

Thanks in advance

Michel

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Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #170303 is a reply to message #170290] Fri, 21 April 2017 13:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chuck Huber
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On 04/20/2017 08:58 AM, Michel Carbone wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Is that still not possible in version 7.7?

It's possible. Run the TEXT command (or click the icon) to open the
dialog box. As you enter the text, use Shift-Enter to get to the next
line. Just below the text area, you'll see the hint.

HTH,
- Chuck
Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #170311 is a reply to message #170303] Mon, 24 April 2017 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Markus Rudolf
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On 21.04.2017 15:41, Chuck Huber wrote:
> On 04/20/2017 08:58 AM, Michel Carbone wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Is that still not possible in version 7.7?
>
> It's possible. Run the TEXT command (or click the icon) to open the
> dialog box. As you enter the text, use Shift-Enter to get to the next
> line. Just below the text area, you'll see the hint.
>
> HTH,
> - Chuck
>
He means for the value of a part. And AFAIK its not possible.
Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #170312 is a reply to message #170311] Mon, 24 April 2017 10:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Carbone
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Hello,

Yes my question was for fields like value of parts and also for attributes values

Michel

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Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #170315 is a reply to message #170312] Mon, 24 April 2017 16:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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On 4/24/2017 6:49 AM, Michel Carbone wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Yes my question was for fields like value of parts and also for attributes values
>
> Michel
>
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Hi Michel,

This is still not possible, not even in the new Autodesk EAGLE. It's one
of those small things that has been overshadowed by more involved features.

Additionally, I don't know if this makes sense for value. When
generating a BOM usually you get some form of spreadsheet and having
multiple lines might create issues there.

Could you describe what you are trying to do? That can help guide the
discussion towards a solution that gets you the result you want.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia

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Re: Multi-line Text for Value [message #170330 is a reply to message #170315] Wed, 26 April 2017 09:21 Go to previous message
Michel Carbone
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Hello Jorge

Yes I agree multi-line for value field of parts does not make sense in my point of view also.
I join this question because unlike the TEXT fields that support multi-line, all other text variable such as NAME, VALUE, ATTRIBUTES does not support multi-line neither special character like \t, \n.

In fact I am trying to display on the schematic as a table the values of net classes (UL_CLASS) for minimum drill, width and clearances between net classes. So, as they values are not available as special field (I mean like special field like >DRAWING_NAME) I am writing an ULP file to set attributes values of a symbol element containing current values used in the schematic and layout.
It would be very more easy to set an attribute, like for example >NET_CLASS_NAMES with all names of net classes separated by a carriage return that setting as many attributes field as they are net class names. Moreover, the number of net classes is unknown at the beginning so I will need to handle as many symbol as there could have net classes in the layout and handle also the case where the ability to define different net class clearances between classes is not used...

Best regards,

Michel Carbone

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