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Plainfacing Not Preserved When Pasting a Popover Object

Question asked by richardsrussell on Sep 20, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2016 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Pro Advanced 15.0.1.119

OS and version OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

Browser and version (not using WebDirect)

Hardware iMac (21.5" mid-2014)

Description (see below)

How to replicate (apparently works like this every time)

Workaround (manual reformatting — tedious!)

 

 

I've been using popover buttons attached to little "?" buttons to provide users with information about adjacent fields. The popover object contains nothing but a single text block. The text itself, however, makes occasional use of boldfacing. Here's an example:

 

Click on an "initial" option below to populate the portal with the names of destinations whose major name falls in that range of the alphabet. For example, to bring up "The Herb Kohl Charitable Trust", you'd click on "Ko" for "Kohl", not "Th" for "The" or "He" for "Herb".

 

The problem arises when I copy that popover button and paste it onto a different layout. Then the first occurrence of boldface in the text block applies its boldfacing to all the text thereafter. Here the way it looks after pasting the above:

 

Click on an "initial" option below to populate the portal with the names of destinations whose major name falls in that range of the alphabet. For example, to bring up "The Herb Kohl Charitable Trust", you'd click on "Ko" for "Kohl", not "Th" for "The" or "He" for "Herb".

 

This occurs regardless of whether I copy and paste the entire popover button, the text block as an object, or only the text within the block. Needless to say, I'd expect the text styles (fonts, sizes, styles, colors, etc.) to be preserved during a copy-and-paste operation. Haven't yet experimented with the fonts, sizes, or colors, but I'm not sanguine about the prospects.

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