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Format Painter must copy both style name AND extra formatting

Question asked by disabled_mrw-old-account-do-not-use on Apr 30, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2016 by mrwatson-gbs

Summary

Format Painter must copy both style name AND extra formatting

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

> fm13

Operating system version

all

Description of the issue

If Field 1 is style="yellow" + additional formatting "Align:right"
after format painting Field 1 to Field 2
Field 2 must have EXACTLY style="yellow" + additional formatting "Align:right"

This must be so in fm13 and all NEXT versions!

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. create two fields on a layout
2. create a style, yellow
3. Apply the style to field 1 and then add some additional formattingto field 1 (e.g. align right)
4. Use the format painter to copy the styles from Field 1 to Field 2

Expected result

Field 2 should have exactly the same style + formatting information as Field 1, i.e.
1. The same style name
2. The same additional formatting

Actual result

In FM13
1. The style name is not copied
2. All formatting is copied (instead of ONLY the additional formatting)

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

none

Workaround

There is no workaround other than not using the format painter!

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