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No space in beginning of layer names?

Can anyone else confirm if in 26 that we are unable to begin (or add to an existing layer) name with a space character (for sorting purposes)? If so, why... would they remove that function?

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scottjm
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I've noticed that too.  It happens for other attribute types too.

 

You can however add a space if you rename it from the old attribute manager.  Long live the old attribute manager!

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Barry Kelly
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Might be because of the new search feature?

Maybe just add an underscore instead of a space.

I have always been told this is good practise (more so with file names but I guess it would apply to attributes as well).

It is hard to see a space at the beginning of a name.

 

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I've always used a space because simply because it looks cleaner. I can switch to an underscore, but it's just frustrating they take away useful features like this.

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Laszlo Nagy
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I checked this with a Linetype attribute in Ac26 INT build 4019 and I found the following:

- In the Attribute Manager, it is possible to modify an attribute name so it starts with a <SPACE> character. The changes take effect when leaving the Dialog by pressing the OK button.

- In the Attributes Palette, it is not possible to make this modification using the Rename command, it is simply not executed. No reason is given as to why.

- In attribute settings dialogs (e.g., Linetypes Dialog), when I try to Rename the attribute in such a way, it is not executed when I click the OK button in the Rename Dialog, and it displays the message: "Name already exists".

So, it seems like it is possible to do in the Attribute Manager, but nowhere else.

I will report this to GS HQ.

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Pawel Spychala
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I doesn't work in Attribute Manager either.

Are you sure you are using the old Attribute Manager and not the new Attribute Palette?

There is a difference.

 

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Yes, I am pretty sure.

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