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  1. Embarassing text-related question

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Date:    Sun, 2 Mar 1997 13:43:42 -0800
From:    Tod Fiste 
Subject: Embarassing text-related question

Fellow Maxers,

I have an embarassing text-related question.  It seems like this should
be really simple, but I can't figure out a way to do it with Max
objects, either the standard ones or any I have downloaded.

I have text that is in ASCII format in a coll object that I need to
convert to a message (NOT a list) for use as a menu item.  example:

84 101 115 116 32 49

Which should translate to "Test 1"

I can't figure out how to do the translation.  The best I've been able
to do, using objects like append, prepend, text, etc. is something like
this:

T e s t  1

I can't figure out a way to create a message out of the list of
characters without getting spaces between each character.  I feel like a
complete idiot!  How hard can this be?

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Tod

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