Is there any way I can export a particular field to MS word.
I use the "rtf" specifications to export the field contents as a .rtf file.
In Windows "Word" sets itself as the default application to open RTF files.
There's an easy 'trick' to doing it, create a formatted rtf file and insert a keyword at the location you want to insert your text.
Use the substitute function to swap carriage returns with \line.
Use the substitute() function again to insert your text at that keyword location.
Then export the result as the .rtf file.
If you want to get really tricky with the formatting then you can use the rtf specifications to insert more formatting into the text you want to export.
I did a blog post here: https://schwarzsoftware.com.au/blogentry.php?id=10
You could export using Export Field Contents script step and then open that file in word.
Export Field Contents
Or, with more programming background, you could use a micro-service and export and create a word document directly using FileMaker's INSERT FROM URL script step.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
What type of field?
What is in the field? A Word document? Text with styles?
Do you need it on Mac? Win? Linux? iOS?
Thank you for your post!
I'm not familiar with a way to successfully export into a .doc or .docx format. However, you are able to Export Field Contents of a field with a .txt extension. You might see Exporting Field Contents.
I hope this helps!
You can also export xml with xslt to generate Word 2003 XML file.
Its a text field. Need it on Windows.
HTML works well too
You could also use a micro-service you write and the freely-available standard third-party APIs to easily create a word document from any text. Just a few lines of code.
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