4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2015 10:32 AM by rlegault

    Replacing Carriage Returns with something OTHER than Vertical Tab

    JonathanCraddock

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      Replacing Carriage Returns with something OTHER than Vertical Tab

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      I'm trying to use a merge file with InDesign, but a few of the fields have carriage returns in them, and when I export to a .mer file, InDesign gives an unhelpful error: "The data source file you selected either has no records or is not a supported file format. Please fix the file, select a file that contains records, or select a supported file type."   When I remove the carriage returns, it exports and InDesign can open it just fine. So I think it has something to do with how Filemaker replaces in-field carriage returns to vertical tabs. Is there a way to tell Filemaker to replace in-field carriage returns with something else? Like '########' or another character? So that I may do a find and replace in Indesign. 

      The fields which have the carriage return have a lot of text data and it will be hard to read without the carriage returns.

      Any help is appreciated, if you need more information, please let me know.

       

      FileMaker Pro 11
      Mac OS Snow Leapord
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