Parentheses in Menu Items

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Tue Jul 8 17:04:08 EDT 2008

Hi Mikey,

The backslash is only necessary if the left parenthesis is the first  
character of the text of the menu item.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 8 jul 2008, at 22:56, Mikey wrote:

> So I have this menu control on a card.  I want to put parentheses in  
> some of
> the items.  However the manual says that putting an open-parentheses  
> in any
> menuitem disables the item.  Instead you should use \(.  So I have  
> written a
> script to fix that problem, but the backslash still appears instead  
> of being
> eaten.  So I decided to find out what would happen if I removed the
> backslash, and lo and behold the menuitem is not disabled and the
> parenthesis appears.  So am I missing something here?

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