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> I have some scripts which put together long strings into string variables.
> By necessity, these things are using \ characters in order to be split onto
> multiple (2-5) lines in the script window.
So edit your string once and leave it on a single line.
Or write a #movie handler that returns the string.
Or place the text in a #field member and reference that.
Or read in data from an external text file.
However, where it's become something not just mildly annoying but seriously broken is that sometimes, it adds large chunks of space in the MIDDLE of your continued lines, sometimes even inside the quotes, which of course makes the text break by adding a whole bunch of space where it shouldn't be.
I've noticed this bug too and it can really screw things up when it adds spaces in the middle of subsequent lingo commands. It's one of the main reasons I started using an external script editor.
> I've noticed this bug too and it can really screw things up when it adds
> spaces in the middle of subsequent lingo commands. It's one of the main
> I started using an external script editor.
External script editor? Can you recommend any? I haven't seen any that
support Lingo. I mean, I could use Notepad or something, but it doesn't
have all the nice features (color coding, auto-indents, etc.)
And how do one turn off the internal lingo editor to turn on ultraedit (PC in my case)?
It is in the preferences...
Edit, Preferences, Editors
Change the Script editor to external and point it it whatever app you want.