I can't reproduce this in a file created in FMPA 14. What font and layout theme are you using?
I have tried several fonts, including Times New Roman, Georgia, and XW Zar.
I am not using any specific layout theme.
All of this was working without any problem until I upgraded from FM Pro 10 to 14.
Times New Roman works fine for me, as do a number of other common fonts.
Can you try reproducing this in a file created in FileMaker 14, not converted?
Or try creating a new layout from scratch in the converted file?
Just found that it was a font issue! Switched to Times New Roman and it all worked fine.
Strange that it no longer worked after the grade though.
Too bad, as I really like to use XW Zar or XB Zar for the Arabic.
It might be the themes changing the font. But that's just a guess.
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OK, so how do I go and change the fonts for all of my records? When I select Times New Roman in Layout mode it doesn't automatically update all of the existing entires. Do I have to run a script for this? Or Replace Field Contents?
Assuming that you never want to store any font formatting in the data of this field, I would add an auto-enter option on the field with the formula TextFontRemove ( Self ) - unchecking the option "Do not replace existing value of field (if any) - and then you can just do an initial Replace Field Contents on this field, replacing the content of each field with itself (which will trigger the auto-enter and remove the font formatting).
You may also want to consider using TextFormatRemove ( Self ) - this removes any text formatting, not just fonts. I tend to have auto-enters with formulas including that function by default, since wanting to store text formatting is more an exception than a rule (at least in my experience).
I would prefer to keep some italics that I have used for titles, so I am not sure if I want to use TextFormatRemove.
Any other options? Sorry, but I'm a total newbie...
In that case, simply use TextFontRemove ( Self ). That will remove only the unwanted font and leave all other formatting. You could also use TextStyleRemove to move all styles except Italic, but that's probably way overkill.
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