miisli

Why are HTML pages exported from FMPro 15 unable to recognize .css file? (Win and MacOS)

Discussion created by miisli on Jan 10, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2017 by beverly

Issue:  I regularly export the contents of a FMPro database into an HTML file.  That file doesn't recognize its .css file.  Every time, I have to use a text editor to manually change the file format of the exported file.

 

Problem in Windows:

- HTML file exported from FMPro is in "UNICODE" format and doesn't recognize its .css file.

- After manually changing the file format to "ANSI", the HTML file recognizes its .css file.

Solution:

- FileMaker should export text/HTML files in "ANSI" format.

Note:

- EditPlus and WordPad save text files in "ANSI" format by default.

 

Problem in MacOS:

- HTML file exported from FMPro is in "Unicode (UTF-16 Little Endian)" format and doesn't recognize its .css file.

- After manually changing the file format to "Unicode (UTF-8)", the HTML file recognizes its .css file.

Solution:

- FileMaker should export text/HTML files in "Unicode (UTF-8)" format.

Note:

- TextEdit saves text files in "Unicode (UTF-8)" format by default.

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