Text Properties Dialog "Fields" Page


 

This page, which only appears on the properties dialogs of tracks text objects, lets you choose between fixed and variable field widths.

In fixed-width mode, all rows of a field will be the same width. If you set the "track name" field to be 2.5 centimeters wide, every track will have a 2.5-centimeter-wide track name. All rows will line up exactly underneath each other, like the rows in a spreadsheet or a table in a word processor.

In variable-width mode, each field of each row will be exactly as wide as required to display the amount of text. The title field for "You've Certainly Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" will be wider than the title field for "Louie Louie." The rows in the text object will not line up directly underneath each other, unless all their text fields happen to be exactly the same length.

In variable-width fields mode, there will be a fixed amount of space between fields. If you specify 1.2 centimeters after the track number field, every row will have 1.2 centimeters of blank space between its row number and the field that follows it, no matter how wide individual track numbers may be. When you're in variable-width fields mode and you drag the field borders in the header bar, you're actually editing the width of the distance between the fields rather than the widths of the fields themselves.

Fixed width fields work well for left-justified text or cases where you've got more than two fields visible. The variable width fields setting can have a nice effect on centered or right-justified tracks listings.

Line Break After Each Row: If this box is checked, each track listing will start on a new line. If it's unchecked, multiple tracks will appear on each line, space permitting.

Space After Each Row (cm): If there's not a line break after each track, this control specifies how much space should appear between tracks that display on the same line. This control will be disabled if the Line Break After Each Row control is checked. 

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