troubleshooting Question

any way to insert newline in checkbox label

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hi there,

I have a series of checkboes in an array called boxes. I assign the checkbox a string depending on the number of the checkbox

boxes[i] = new Checkbox(getString(i), boxGroup, false);

the getString function is as follows

 public String getString(int index) {
int uid = Integer.parseInt(details[index][UID]) - 1;
    switch (uid) {
      case PLAIN:
        return "Check " + details[index][URL] + " is updated";
      case PHRASE:
        return "Check " + details[index][URL] + "for " +  details[index][PHRASE1];
      case PHRASEPHRASE:
        return "Check " + details[index][URL] + " for " +  details[index][PHRASE1] + " followed by " + details[index][PHRASE2] +  "with " + details[index][DIST] + " characters between them.";
      case PHRASEVALUE:
        return "Check " + details[index][URL] + " for" + details[index][PHRASE1] + " followed by value " + details[index][OP] + " " + details[index][PHRASE2] + " with " + details[index][DIST] +
            " characters between them.";
      case VALUEPHRASE:
        return "Check " + details[index][URL] + " for value" + details[index][OP] + " " + details[index][PHRASE1] + " followed by " + details[index][PHRASE2] + " with " + details[index][DIST] + " characters between them.";

      default:
        return "";

    }

as you can see some of the strings are very long so I want the strings broken up into lines so it would look something like
O    Check http://www.geocities.com
      for password
      followed by protected
      with max chars between them 5

I've tried inserting the newline character \n into the strings where I want them but when the program is run its all on the one line with the square symbol in place of the \n.

any ideas?

thanks
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