Text in boxed quotations

I’m using the latest build of I7 (4F59) and version 3 of Basic Screen Effects. I can’t seem to get the text in boxed quotations to display as I intend them to do.

Here’s my code:

When play begins: display the boxed quotation "If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. -- Niccolo Machiavelli"; show the current quotation; wait for any key; clear the screen.
Even in Windows Frotz it shows up as one whole sentence, which is weird considering that I’ve used the “box” feature before in Inform 6. Any suggestions? Should I try using an older version of I7 for this?

Thanks in advance!

When I copied and pasted your quotation, it didn’t work; however, if I re-spaced it myself, it was fine. So my best guess is that you’re running into trouble because it doesn’t count spaces as the correct kind of white space, or something like that.

I pressed carriage return and tab before the first line of the quotation, then carriage return before each of the next lines.

I did what you tried and it worked. Weird… :smiley: