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Quick question. I have a client that doesn't like door/window schedules. He wants the info (size, type, header) listed at the opening. Is there a way to center the label text?

 

If not..has it been suggested?

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This is what the label will look like. I have centered the text by eyeing it. Possible via a setting?

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Are you using macros for the label or entering that information manually?  Can you post a screenshot of the actual label in the window DBX?

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In the Label enter the following:

 

%manufacturer% %automatic_label%

(%header_count%) %header_thickness%"x%header_depth%" %header_type% HDR

 

If you enter it in the Default Door Label and the Default Window Label it will automatically be there for all new doors and Windows.

 

 

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Is it not centered on the window by default?  And then you would just indent the shorter line if you do not want it justified left.

 

I think this can be addressed with a macro and then Michael and Joe just jumped me so I will leave you in their care.

 

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In short, there are only 3 ways I know of to get what you're after...

 

1.  Center the lines manually in the window label.

2.  Use a text box along with a referenced context macro and then you can center justify the text.

3.  Use Ruby to center the text.  This method doesn't work all that well though because Ruby can only calculate the number of characters in any given label and not the width of those characters (which can vary a lot from one font to the next and one character to the next).  This can be improved by using a monospaced or fixed-width font however...Ruby cannot deal with half spaces either.  This can result in some very inconsistent centering.  Better than what you have otherwise, but not perfect.  

 

I think you should make a suggestion for center justifying text output from labels.

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Thanks Joe. It's not the info..it's the center/left/right justification that I am after.

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Joey,

 

Text justification can only be done with a custom macro or Rich Text.  This subject came up last year at the UGM when multi-line Labels were introduced for X8.  One of the CA Staff commented:  "Now I suppose you're going to want Rich Text Labels too." which received a resounding YES!

 

 

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