As part of the 1.5.0 release, MapTool included a popup window to allow for multiple-line editing of properties. Prior to this release, you would need to copy a long properties entry to another editor, make your changes, then copy it back. With 1.5, you can simply click into the properties field, then on the down arrow next to the property value to bring up an editing window.
So those huge JSON properties can now be formatted and save to make for easier editing without resorting to a copy and paste to another editor.
The current implementation does not word wrap so you’ll need to insert carriage returns to get the multi-line aspect. This feature should be greatly enhanced with the 1.5.2 release coming at the end of April to include word wrap and have syntax highlighting for JSON objects.
Thanks to Darinth for enabling this feature and
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You can download the new version of MapTool from the following link:
All users running versions prior to 1.8.3 are strongly encouraged to update. See this announcement post on our forum.
A JAR file version may be downloaded as well but is only recommended for developers or other advanced users.