It's a poorly worded title, so I'll elaborate here.
I'm using the Character Image Object. I'm trying to make an editor that will grab some text from an editbox - the text has some formatting expressions, like Newline$ and [veralign=bottom]. Here's my problem. If I input the text from the editbox straight into the Expression Editor the formatting works fine, but if I try and use this at runtime with anything else - string, editbox, array etc - the formatting expressions become 'text', or strings and instead of:
Hi Clickteam forums!
How are you?
"Hi Clickteam forums!"+Newline$+"How are you?"
Is there any way to perform this at runtime? There is a huge amount of dialogue in my game and if I can't make an editor it will be almost unworkable. Why does MMF2 do this? Is there any way I can input something like Newline$ without it becoming a String?