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Merge Fields - format anomaly by a nit picker

Question asked by DaveRawcliffe on Jan 8, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2012 by paulspafford

To All,

 

<< TEXT>>

 

I have a lot of layouts that display a concatenated Merge "text & number" Fields.

 

I hope this is not just me and I may be of my rocker.

 

But, It has been understood since pre .fp7.

That the leading merge field "<" as set, controls the format of "TEXT" to last ">" be it Style, Size, Font, Color, etc..

And That Any Item past the last ">" stands upon it's own entered format.

 

This is all well and good & works in most all situations, However, try this 4 part string:

 

Text <<TestField>>AlphaNumeric OtherText

 

[1] "Text" - the word

[2] <<TextField>> (Any Table Field)

[3] AlphaNumeric (An immediately trailing character (no space) )

[4] "OtherText" - the word

 

Written Merge Display String

Text <<TestField>>: OtherText

 

The Merge Field [2] & the trailing AlphaNumeric [3] is set to BOLD or any Other Format.

 

Expected result is:

Text TestField: OtherText ( [2] & [3] are Bold )

 

Actual result Is:

Text TestField: OtherText ( Only [3] is Bold )

 

The trailing [3] now controls [2]

 

Please Note; that if there is a space between [2] and [3] the problem does not exist, but that is not grammatically correct.

 

I know this is a Nit Pick, but when I write a text string I would hope it would show what I wrote.

 

Hope this is clear & I have not missed something,

 

Dave Rawcliffe

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