like if I have a field that's called "1_Noun" is there a way to insert that field into the text?
"There was a <<insertfield>>1_noun<</insertfield>"
Good afternoon. You can use merge fields to do so. They're typically used to do a mail-merge kind of thing, which is what this is. ANd developers use this to show data without making it a text field object on the layout.
To do a merge field, you simply place your cursor inside a text box where you want the field to be and go to Insert file menu. At the bottom of the menu is "Merge Field". On mac its shortcut is command + shift + M. There you can select any field that is related to the record you're on.
It looks like this: <<yourTable::YourField>>
These take up a lot of space that could throw off the look in layout mode. Many developers use this trick:
Make all characters of the merge field text smaller except for the first character. That will retain the font size and shorten the length of the merge field in layout mode.
That worked perfectly! thanks!
By the way, it was a big hit! Thanks for your help!