You mention Command-V but not Command-C. You're pasting data. What's the source?
For example. The field CalcuateArea =
Case (RWRP Admin::Database Type = "Lotic"; RWRP Admin::Size09 * RWRP Admin::RivMil;
RWRP Admin::Database Type = "Lentic"; RWRP Admin::Size09 * RWRP Admin::RivMilclc;
RWRP Admin::Database Type = "Upland"; RWRP Admin::Size09 * RWRP Admin::PolyLgth; 0)
I want to change Size09 to a new field called Width. I manually change the first Size09 to the field Width. Double click on Width, Command-c to copy, go to the next Size09, double click on Size09, command -v to put Width where Size09 was. However, it comes out as RWRP Admin:: Width. If I don't remember to delete the space between the :: and Area, it will error when I close the calculation. I have some calculations that may have 10 or more occurrances to change and it is frustrating that this space is added. Also does it in scripts. Seems to have to have the double colon for the error to occur.
Thank you for your post.
Our Development and Testing departments are aware of this issue. A quicker way to notice this is to go into the Calculation formula, double-click the field name to the right of the colons (e.g., RivMil), press command-X to cut, and then command-V to paste. The leading space returns.
This issue only occurs under Mac OS X.
I have attached your post to the original report. When more information becomes available, I will post again.
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Honestly, I have always thought this was the way they designed it. It has been there so long (at least as far back as 9, IIRC) that SURELY they meant it to be that way! ::-\
Still, it's annoying, though.
Doesn't work that way in windows. Get a trailing space that is part of the selection when I double click, but no problems with leading spaces...
To be clear, this is not necessarily a result of the OS capturing an extra space in a double-click. FileMaker ADDS the space in. Even if you drag-select only the characters you want, our beloved development platform will STILL add the space in before the pasted characters.
Correct. I am contrasting how it works for me in windows to how it is working for you on a Mac system.