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Copying and pasting conditional formatting

Question asked by scottworld on Aug 14, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2017 by JimmyCox

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Copying and pasting conditional formatting

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     There is no "official way" in FileMaker Pro to copy and paste conditional formatting from one object to another, but I just discovered an amazing trick today for making this happen! This trick enables you to copy & paste a complex amount of conditional formatting from one object to other objects on the layout that need to inherit the same exact conditional formatting.

     Let's say that you have 5 objects on your layout:
     - One of them already has the conditional formatting, and 4 of the other objects need to inherit that conditional formatting.
     - Bring the one object with the conditional formatting to the FRONT, so that it is the frontmost object amongst all 5 objects.
     - Select ALL of the objects.
     - Go into the conditional formatting dialog box.
     - All of your desired conditional formatting will appear in the dialog box, because FileMaker will grab the conditional formatting from the FRONTMOST object.
     - Press OK. 
     - All objects now have the conditional formatting.
      

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