Max 5 has introduced some changes to make it easier for people to
type what they mean into a message
box. These changes mean
that you can enter certain "special" characters into a max object
box (such as sprintf
) or a message
box more easily.
All Max objects and message boxes use the same rules - If you want to type a comma or semicolon,
it must be escaped or quoted. This is true regardless of whether or not the comma or semicolon
is enclosed in quotation marks.
When you open a patch created with an earlier version of Max and import it, Max will
change the contents of the message or object box to reflect the old way of doing
things in order to remind you of your original intent.
automatically convert escaped text into quoted text; If it is not quoted or escaped,
the it works just as it did with earlier versions of Max.