Text Selection and Formatting

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ 4.67 megabytes


    FileMaker Pro 7 now supports dynamic text selection and formatting. This allows users to highlight a block of text and change the font size, color, and style just as if they were using the Format menu commands. This solution comes in handy for Accounts that prohibit access to the menu items. However, what you should take away from this article is how to use the new FileMaker Pro 7 features dynamically. Other good news about the new formatting capability is that you can use the Copy/Paste, Set Field, Replace, and Substitute functions and retain all the original formatting. Previously the formatting was destroyed, which left your users and solution options stranded. This new capability alone will provide a huge boost to professional solutions that mimic mail merge features. This article will show you how to apply color, size and styles to selected text. A demo database is available for download at www.formulationspro.com so you can follow the article and study how these new features work.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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