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Open Feature request MC-234

Support the " " newline character in drawing "Text"

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Description

Printing multiple line text strings to the chart (such as when annotating from within an indicator) is needlessly difficult.  Important when printing the text over a bar, so that the text overlaps as few bars as possible while still being readable.
An easy fix would be to support the "\n" newline character which automatically breaks the text into another print line and automatically spaces correctly for the font & chart zoom.
This small change makes a huge difference in usability.

Steps to reproduce this issue

Create a text string, include the \n between words inside the string, and print to chart.  The words should appear on separate lines, stacked one above the other.  Example = "one\ntwo"

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#0
user-offline.png  Alex MultiCharts (Alex MultiCharts)
Mar 28, 2011 - 12:39

Please read about the keyword NewLine in our help file.
NewLine
Starts a new line and returns carriage. 
Notes 
Use the "+" character to add NewLine to a string expression. 
Example
FileAppend("c:\testfile.txt","We can see a new bar for"+ NumToStr(Date,0)+ NewLine);

#0
user-offline.png  LostTrader (LostTrader)
Mar 28, 2011 - 19:05

the
NewLine command does not work for what your inquiry was to
MultiCharts.  It is ignored in a text string that is written to the
chart in a workspace. 
Andrew, if you think it should, then you have a BUG.  Please fix it.

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    MultiCharts 7.0 (RELEASED)
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