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    Default Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    So I want to use my standard TitleBlock and convert the sheet title attributes into a Field so the sheet title will be automated using the Sheet Set Manager. My normal sheet title block has 3 stacked, right justified & aligned text lines for the 'sheet title' to accomadate the variety and range of title descriptions needed.

    How can I make a Field for the sheet title 'default' attibute which is multi-line; and which allows for flexiblity in regards to how text is placed in the title placeholder depending on the number of words in the title?

    For example:

    'Floor Plan' [placed on the title2 spot as shown on the provide image]

    or

    'Section 3.05
    & 3.06' [place on title2 & title3 spots as shown on the provide image]

    etc.

    See attached file for clarification!!

    thanks, daniel
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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Place the field in an mtext box, then use the mtext box grips to get it sized the way you want it. This won't give you much control over "hard returns", I think for that you'd have to look into custom properties.
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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Don't forget about multiline attributes.
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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertB View Post
    Don't forget about multiline attributes.
    I'm still back about 3 releases so I haven't gotten there yet. Maybe someday. . . when we have a software budget again. . .
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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Thanks guys! I think i read somewhere else on the forum that multiline text does present alignement problems when you line break...but maybe if i can format the text to be right aligned and use the return button when i want to move to the next line the text will stack as shown in my attached example....?

    Multiline attributes? I'll have to look into that. Is that something which can be used with the Sheet Set functionality I'm speaking about? d.

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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    nope -- until we can force a hard-return that's recognized in a field you will not be able to control the line break locations on your sheet.
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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Quote Originally Posted by TeriblTim View Post
    I'm still back about 3 releases so I haven't gotten there yet. Maybe someday. . . when we have a software budget again. . .
    2010
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    2008?

    If you are on 2008, multiline attributes exist.

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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsarlo View Post
    2010
    2009
    2008?. . .
    One more.
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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Thanks Cadtag...that's pretty much what i've discovered.

    Here another Field question I've posted that maybe you have some insight on...
    http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=106070

    Thanks!! d.

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    Default Re: Sheet Set w/ a Multi-line Field

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsarlo View Post
    2010
    2009
    2008?

    If you are on 2008, multiline attributes exist.
    It doesn't matter -- unless you are willing to lose control of where the line breaks happen in your sheet titles. I can't.....

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