Text formatting in IWP solution

Discussion created by ludde on May 4, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2014 by nicola

Since there is not possible to use text formatting when using Instant Web Publishing, I did some research an testing (and a lot of help by Wayne:-), and came up with this solution:


* I downloaded the opensource TinyMCE PHP editor (, and put it in the root-directory of the web-server (/Library/WebServer/Documents/).

* Then you have to enable the PHP API in FileMaker Server Advanced (Expand the archive called

* Then I created a Web Portal in my Layout which I point to a spesific field in the table: "" & TestHTML::html & "&recordID=" & Get(RecordID)

* What is actually happening, is that the TinyMCE PHP editor is writing to the same field in the active record in FileMaker

* The output is HTML-formatted text, which I use in mail-confirmations


I do not need to convert this HTML to FileMaker formatting in my solution, but I know there is a workaround for this to. I will post the link as soon as I find it....