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Indentations don't transfer to and from Pages

Question asked by ChristopherWalker on Feb 6, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2015 by ChristopherWalker


Indentations don't transfer to and from Pages


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OSX 10.10

Description of the issue

Copy / Paste from Apple Pages discards indentation and bullet markups. I'm using filemaker to organise and make searchable passages of text we use in proposals to clients. I create the text in Apple Pages, and copy/paste into the relevant text field via a form. Works perfectly as rich text in that font type, size, colour etc are carried over. The problem is that indentation (CMD+]) is lost, and auto-bullets are lost too. This is highly annoying since much of our text is indented. I have tried setting the indents in FMP, but when the text is copy / pasted back in Pages to make a proposal, it is lost going that way too. The workaround I have so far is to use a '>' symbol where an indent should be, then manually indent once back in Pages. Takes forever and is prone to mistakes.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Make three nonsense paragraphs in Pages. Indent the second and third by selecting the paragraphs and hitting CMD+] now copy the Pages text and paste into a suitable FMP text form field. Indentation is removed. Try it the other way round - re-instate the indents in FMP, then copy / paste out to Pages - indents removed in that direction too.

Expected result

Expect indentations to be transferred over.

Actual result

Indentations are removed.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear



Using a symbol '>' in the text to indicate to the staff member that the paragraph should be indented when transferred back to Pages.