One useful way to document abstractions and subpatchers is to add assistance text to inlet and outlet objects. Once you document and inlet or outlet, the assistance shows up in a bubble when you move the mouse over an inlet or outlet object.
Adding assistance to an abstraction or subpatcher
- Select an inlet or outlet object in your abstraction or subpatcher. Click the Inspector button on the Patcher toolbar to show the object's Inspector.
- Double-click in the Value column for the Comment setting to show a cursor and text box.
- Type in the assistance string information followed by a carriage return. The Value column will be de-selected, and you will see your text when you position your cursor over the inlet or outlet in any patcher that contains your abstraction if you have Assistance enabled.
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