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I've seen this somewhere a few years back but haven't been able to figure it out recently. I want to change my default free labels to have a light yellow background and a black border. I like that style for comments a lot. I thought this could be done via the LabVIEW options, but It's obviously not there. Then I remember someone created a palette item which you could drop on the diagram to do this. Any ideas?

This would be a great feature to have built into LabVIEW. But actually a better code commenting tool is sorely needed anyway.

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I've seen this somewhere a few years back but haven't been able to figure it out recently. I want to change my default free labels to have a light yellow background and a black border. I like that style for comments a lot. I thought this could be done via the LabVIEW options, but It's obviously not there. Then I remember someone created a palette item which you could drop on the diagram to do this. Any ideas?

This would be a great feature to have built into LabVIEW. But actually a better code commenting tool is sorely needed anyway.

My version is set as you describe (yellow with a grey border for BD labels, LV 2009 and 10). My problem is that I can't remember how I did it an cannot change it back blink.gif. But it is possible :)

I'll have a play and see if I stumble across it again :P

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My LabVIEW default is yellow with black border. I think there is an option to toggle between transparent and the above. Anyways, I have a package that contains various comment styles amongst other things. I even have one called 'JKI comment' which is the bold title with plain text comment underneath, all centered. I really like that one. Crelf told me to use the OpenG one though, cause that's what real programmers use :)

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Crelf told me to use the OpenG one though, cause that's what real programmers use :)

tru dat, boy howdy. Yes, I use the OpenG freetext label for comments, although I'd prefer its default text to have no spaces so a simple double click selects everything between the /* & */ and I can start typing to replace it (Hint: suggestion for the next release of the OpenG Strings package).

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Back to the issue at hand - if you change the font settings with nothing selected it will persist for all new freelabels. I'm not sure how to do the background colors.

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I thought this could be done via the LabVIEW options, but It's obviously not there.

Actually, it is. In the BD page, there's a transparent free labels check box.

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Actually, it is. In the BD page, there's a transparent free labels check box.

Aaaah! Seriously? thumbup1.gif

That's it. I just never clicked on that setting before. I just assumed that if it wasn't transparent then it would be white. I guess at some point in the past, NI decided to make free labels yellow. Because I swear they used to be white with black borders.

Anyway. Thanks for forcing me to try it.

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I think there is an option to toggle between transparent and the above.

Actually, it is. In the BD page, there's a transparent free labels check box.

Thats pretty much what I said... and I get no kudos :(, shucks...

(Hint: suggestion for the next release of the OpenG Strings package).

Noted.

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Thats pretty much what I said... and I get no kudos :(, shucks...

Ok, I gave you a kudo too.

It's one of those things where even though I read something over and over book.gif, it takes the right set of wording or mindset to just make it "click" in my mind... or maybe I'm just getting old. unsure.gif

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Ok, I gave you a kudo too.

Thanks mate! I am just trying to keep up with Shaun tongue.gif

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Thanks mate! I am just trying to keep up with Shaun tongue.gif

Here's one from me then biggrin.gif

I wouldn't worry too much. If rep points could be taken away; I'm sure there'd be a minus sign in front of mine rolleyes.gif

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