Keeping externally highlighted text copied into a text field

Discussion created by lexfx on May 31, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2017 by lexfx

I am analysing documents and highlighting key parts of the text. That text (and probably non highlighted surrounding words) will then be copied into a text field as part of a chronology. The final chronology will comprise text, images and PDFs of documents. I have separate fields or containers for each.


Highlighting the text once it is copied into Filemaker is too slow and I have not been able to maintain text highlighted in Word or TextEdit. Is there a way I can copy highlighted text into my text field and maintain highlighting applied in an external application?


While my development is in FMA on a Mac, the final solution will probably also be used via a runtime on PCs so any solution has to be cross platform.