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I don't know of any native text formatting functions that are IWP safe.
Here's an article that details what you want to do via a web viewer:
Not sure if that's of any use to you. A web viewer would also open up some other web-service features as well that could be useful to your application.
That is a great link you've suggested. Thank you.
Hi Mike, thank you very much for your suggestion. I´ve tried it out and it works perfectly on most of the layouts Unfortunately I have some layouts that contain 5 or more fields that need to be able to be formatted, it looks a bit full with all these text-editors here.
I first thought I could just have one editor for the whole filemaker-layout, like just showing the filemaker-IWP-layout inside of the webviewer and having one editor around it but that obviously can't be done - can it? Well, the we´re back at the original problem of not knowing which textstring is actually selected and is supposed to be formatted.
Well then I probably have to rebuild the layout in html/php - well than the cool trick is not a trick anymore.
Or do you have another idea here Mike?
Personally I'm more of a CWP guy and have steered pretty clear of IWP except for simple tasks, so unfortunately I don't really have any more suggestions.
You might be able to create a "helper" website hosted page that handles a passed text string. Then in IWP pass the text you need to into the web viewer using that helper page URL. you would then need to create a web scraping script for IWP that scraped out the text when done for a "save" button.
CWP is full of more robust capabilities, but also comes with the overhead of learning PHP and the filemaker CWP functionality.
CWP would actually allow you to have a text editor much the same as we see here in TechNet.
In IWP you could simulate the functions if you could get your client to learn a bit of basic HTML like <b>Word to be made bold</b> so that the html text is then interpreted for the PDF.