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Return within drawing table cell ?

steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭✭
When in the drawing tab, how do I do a carriage return within a table cell ? 

I’m using Safari on a MacBook Pro to access Onshape desktop

Thanks for any help !

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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,898 PRO
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    You can't do it directly in the table, you will have to open a text editor (Notepad on windows) and copy/paste

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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,898 PRO
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    You can't do it directly in the table, you will have to open a text editor (Notepad on windows) and copy/paste
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    steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    @john_mcclary

    Thanks John
    👍👍👍👍👍


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    jmccormickjmccormick Member Posts: 40
    I am joining this conversation late but I have found that if you type your text first, you can then go back to the place you want the new line and type <ALT><ENTER> (or <CTRL><ENTER> or <SHIFT><ENTER>) it will add the return character to the text.   If you type any of these combinations as you type, it will just jump to a new cell in the table.
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,898 PRO
    That does not work for me @jmccormick

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    jmccormickjmccormick Member Posts: 40
    edited May 2021
    Ahh...  Looking at it further, you have to force some text wrapping in the cell before this will work.  I found that I needed at least 3 lines that were text wrapped before I could add the carriage return.  It might be easier to just paste the text into the cell like @john_mcclarypreviously suggested.

    If you have the opportunity to mess with the cell width, you can force 3 lines then add the carriage return and reset the cell width.

    See 
    NeilCooke's comment in:
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/9996/can-i-have-multi-line-text-in-a-drawing-table-cell
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    steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭✭
    @john_mcclary
    Eventually these "hacks" need to be addressed and alt+enter should add a new line, just like excel
    Yeah - I’d like that !


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