Need tooltip to be displayed in multiple lines in the ribbon

Posted on 2009-04-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi All
The code below adds a button to the ribbon in Excel 2007. The problem Im having is that the tooltip is all added in one line. Is there a way to make it go to the next line so it looks something like this?
Prepare an MS Word document with
 suppliers profiles and automatically
 e-mail it to them. The document will
 contain the name of the company,
and where available the name of the
 contact person. The template must
 be available in C:\Data\SupplierProfile.docx.
Thanks in advance
<customUI xmlns="">

<ribbon startFromScratch="false">



<tab id = "customTab" label="Tara Nawa" insertAfterMso="TabView">


<group id="eMail" label="e-Mail">

<button id="btnPerSupProf" screentip="Prepare an MS Word document with suppliers profiles and automatically e-mail it to them. The document will contain the name of the company, and where available the name of the contact person. The template must be available in C:.docx." label="Personalized-Supplier Profile" onAction="CallControl"  imageMso="Magnifier" />







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Question by:cErasmus

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SimonThompson earned 500 total points
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Think you can use

screentip="Prepare an MS Word document with &#10; supplier profiles and automatically &#10; e-mail it to them. The document will contain the name of the company, and where available the name of the contact person.

or perhaps try /n
or even </BR>

Sorry cant be more help

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cErasmus earned 0 total points
ID: 24125805
Hi Simon
I thought I deleted this question. Obviously I did not. You cannot use any of the standard XML ways to force a line break in the screentip tag. What does work though is to use the supertip tag. The line is automatically broken where needed and you can use &#10; or &#13; breaks where needed.  Using these breaks in the screentip just gives you those little box characters like this 

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