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No blanks in user variables possible? FM2017, Version 14.0.0.361.

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Dear all,

Blanks at the beginning or ending of user variables seem not to be possible any longer.

They are removed automatically.

Character sets like "\sm" do not work either.

Does anybody have a clue?

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Correct answer by Lynne A. Price | Adobe Community Professional

Karl,

    There is a workaround. You can assign a character format to all or part of a variable definition by putting the character tag in angle brackets where you want to apply it. You can undo the effect of that tag with </>.

    Suppose you want to define a variable to be an asterisk surrounded by spaces. Define a new character format called DoNothing that sets no properties. (It may be helpful to set all fields in the character designer to As Is with the Shift-F8 shortcut). Then define the variable to be:

           <DoNothing> * </DoNothing>

--Lynne

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No blanks in user variables possible? FM2017, Version 14.0.0.361.

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Dear all,

Blanks at the beginning or ending of user variables seem not to be possible any longer.

They are removed automatically.

Character sets like "\sm" do not work either.

Does anybody have a clue?

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Correct answer by Lynne A. Price | Adobe Community Professional

Karl,

    There is a workaround. You can assign a character format to all or part of a variable definition by putting the character tag in angle brackets where you want to apply it. You can undo the effect of that tag with </>.

    Suppose you want to define a variable to be an asterisk surrounded by spaces. Define a new character format called DoNothing that sets no properties. (It may be helpful to set all fields in the character designer to As Is with the Shift-F8 shortcut). Then define the variable to be:

           <DoNothing> * </DoNothing>

--Lynne

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Karl,

    There is a workaround. You can assign a character format to all or part of a variable definition by putting the character tag in angle brackets where you want to apply it. You can undo the effect of that tag with </>.

    Suppose you want to define a variable to be an asterisk surrounded by spaces. Define a new character format called DoNothing that sets no properties. (It may be helpful to set all fields in the character designer to As Is with the Shift-F8 shortcut). Then define the variable to be:

           <DoNothing> * </DoNothing>

--Lynne

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Hi Lynne,

Your solution works fine. Thanks a lot!

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