Merging paragraphs in letters
Another Newbie question – using Filemaker 10. I want to generate letters whose content (essentially 1 paragraph & 1 bulleted item) will vary according to the combination of values selected on a checklist. At this point there are just 5 different combinations. Short of creating 5 different letters (layouts) what is the best way approach? -- how to insert/merge the appropriate paragraph (which sometimes will exceed 255 characters)? – How do I call up and where do I store the text?
Also -- Occasionally the letters will call for the user to do a little customizing, e.g., deleting a line that does not apply. I don’t see any way to do this if the letter is basically a layout with merge fields. Solution? Finally, would I be better off leaving my letters as Word documents and exporting the fields? (This solution seems to be cumbersome – I would prefer to have everything in Filemaker.)