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Authored by: jiclark on Sep 20, '06 12:32:25PM

This does indeed work very well in Tiger. My only question:

Is there a way to insert returns into the text string? I have almost no experience with this sort of psuedo-programming stuff, but I assume there might even be a character that causes a return in the formatting. My goal is, like many others I assume, to have a bit of text offering a reward for return of my laptop if found, and I'd love for the name and address to have standard formatting:

name
address
city, state, zip
phone

I'll play around with it while waiting for a response, but please, chime in if you have any thoughts.

Thanks,
John



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Add a text message to the login window
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 20, '06 10:18:23PM

Sorry, I don't know how this comment got posted three times! The site was pretty wonky this afternoon...

If only there were a way to delete posts ourselves! Rob??

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Authored by: p0pper on Jul 09, '10 02:39:51PM
this is very old, but i just found out how to put in line breaks after unintentionally corrupting my plist in snow leopard. here's what you have to do:

open the plist file with Property List Editor as root (either use Pseudo.app or launch it with
 sudo /Developer/Applications/Utilities/Property\ List\ Editor.app/Contents/MacOS/Property\ List\ Editor 
) and re-save the plist as either text or xml (it's binary by default since leopard or tiger). then enter your string as documented in the hint without line breaks.

then, using a hex editor such as HexEdit (as root, the same way as above), open your now non-binary plist and insert, into the hex code of the file, the sequence "0A" wherever you want a line break (without the quotes, obviously). that's a zero, not an "o".

you may have to resave your plist as a binary (i did) to make it work, but i'm not sure.
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Decay heat is not ordered information.
-Patrick Lui (SLAC)
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