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    Is there a way to type text into schedule cells without having to create parameters?
    I've probably been doing it the really dumb way, creating parameters for any misc text in need a schedule. This obviously chokes up my properties box.

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    Try using Key Schedules instead. You can create multiple layers of text...
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      #3
      But then you can't schedule areas right?

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        #4
        Redmonki - Could you upload a screenshot of what you´re trying to accomplish?
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          #5
          To better explain my question. Can empty cells be created in schedules for random text to be entered?
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            #6
            Originally posted by redmonki View Post
            To better explain my question. Can empty cells be created in schedules for random text to be entered?
            It is not possible to create empty cells. If you have a long paragraph in a text field, the text will wrap and adjust to the width of the cell in the schedule. If what you need is carriage returns, as per your attached image, use Ctrl + M after each row of text. You won't be able to see all the rows in the schedule view, but on the sheet. In the schedule view, you need to use the up or down arrow keys of your keyboard to move between each row of text.
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              #7
              Ok thanks. I think I will continue to create text parameters for cells that need specific text in them.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
                ..If what you need is carriage returns, as per your attached image, use Ctrl + M after each row of text. You won't be able to see all the rows in the schedule view, but on the sheet....
                Great tip Alfredo! Thanks :thumbsup:
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
                  If what you need is carriage returns, as per your attached image, use Ctrl + M after each row of text.
                  Any form of hard Return will work for this. You can also Copy and Paste paragraphs of texts from Word where you have properly formated the text to your liking. CRTL+Enter will give you a hard return and you can also use Spaces. TABs dont work. This works for text boxes as well.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by redmonki View Post
                    To better explain my question. Can empty cells be created in schedules for random text to be entered?
                    I would still go for an Key Schedule

                    Create a Key Schedule for the desired Area Type
                    Rename the Schedule Key to "Usage" or something
                    Create extra parameter Parking Standard
                    Add rows for all desired variations, for instance "Hotel", "Restaurant", "Commercial Building", etc, etc
                    Add the desired text in the "Parking Standard" field
                    You can use the Cntrl-M method provided by Alfredo, but you can also type and format the desired text in any text editor. Copy/Paste will keep this format (so you will get the rows of text too, but also only in Sheet View, not in Schedule View). I use this a lot with large portions of text because it's easier to control the formatting.

                    I've added an example of the Key Schedule.

                    Now add the Key Name parameter and the Parking Standard Parameter to the Area Schedule. You can select a value for the Key Name and it will fill in the Values for the Parking Standard.

                    Why use this instead of manually enter all parameter values: coordination and the possibility of reusing it on multiple projects, schedules and fields. Aka: a lot less work. Embed it in your template and you're off...

                    BTW: With Key Schedules it is possible to create empty cells since you don't have to apply a Value to the Schedule Key.
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