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Macro Interface Control Question Text cannot show Ampersand


I'm trying to show an example of text for the user of an Interface 'Text Box' to copy when filling out their responses. The example is similar to "&SYMBOLIC=VALUE". However, when this text is included in the "Enter the text or question to be displayed:" field on the Configuration panel, the ampersand is dropped.


I've tried using & and & instead, but the ampersand is also dropped from these strings. Can someone explain what is happening and let us know if there exists a way to include this char in the text string somehow?




XML considers the & an escape character.  I found that if I do two in a row (i.e. &&) it'll render the 2nd one.


Thanks @StephenW! I tried my other HTML tricks, but not that one! The two ampersands does the trick.