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Text Element - New Line

Question asked by shaun_weston-eagle-co-nz-esridist on Apr 25, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2012 by shaun_weston-eagle-co-nz-esridist
I have a text element in a map document that I would like to update from a Python tool in ArcMap/ArcCatalog, however I'm having trouble getting the text to go to a new line.

So this works fine if I write this in the code like this for example:

notesMap = "Note: Cadastral boundaries are indicative only. \nThis Council provides no warranties \nin terms of property boundaries."

This updates the text element with \n starting a new line

However when I change it to this:

notesMap = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)

and put that text in a python tool in a toolbox, it does not read the \n bits and just add them into the text element instead of jumping to a new line?