• Sheet Set Manager: Multi-Line Titles

    Matt Kolberg
    Technical Consultant — INFRA/GIS at SolidCAD  


    • Your sheet titles are too long for a single line in your title block and,
    • You use the sheet set manager to control these titles and,
    • You would like to control where the line break occurs…

    Read on…

    Multi-line attributes are handy when the information needs to wrap to additional lines. This attribute can contain a sheet set field which displays the title of the sheet. The attribute width can be adjusted to any width and the text will wrap automatically.

    But what if we don’t like how the text is wrapped? Maybe we want to dictate our own line returns. Suppose we want this instead.

    It is totally possible, though not at all intuitive. Here are the steps:

    1) Make the multi-line attribute width very narrow, like 1mm.

    2) Edit the title property in the sheet set manager.

    3) Place a space where you wish the line break to happen and place a non-breaking space where you actually want spaces. The red and yellow icons below indicate where the non-breaking spaces are.

    You see, when there are non-breaking spaces, the text following it is forced to reside on the same line.

    Alt+0160 to get a non-breaking space, hold down the ALT button while entering 0160 on your keyboard number pad. You MUST have a number pad; this will not work with the numbers on top of your keyboard.