how to insert highlighted text

Discussion created by tomswell on Jan 15, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2017 by tomswell


how to insert highlighted text   .... probably some silly syntax, just haven't figured it out.


$$where (number) = get ActiveSelectionStart



1.     insert calculated result doesn't seem to respond to starting point $$where and instead replaces whole text field with color and size desired


2.      Insert text,  $$where works ok but text inserted isn't highlighted or sized in any way.


where set.png



WHY do i want to insert;

I'm creating a text field editor allowing insertion of keywords from a list that are highlighted [bold] , On demand all key words are substituted . For the most part all the scripted components work well.

The current issue is that I would like to insert a colored marker to indicate the insertion point to compliment the visibility of the bold key words ;

A text body loaded with kwords can be read before substituting key words and saved as a form which I call a blob. It too has it's own key word.

A blob can contain another blob. It's also possible to partially fill form with a click of the refresh button (substitute) and then select , another or same, keyword  so as to include data from a different selected record. Many key values pull single field data from selected records . I call them chunks.

When all substituting and proof reading is done the text field is saved as a PDF.