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Can I make spaces and returns visible in a data entry field?

Question asked by Marie on Jan 17, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2013 by Marie

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Can I make spaces and returns visible in a data entry field?

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     Hello-

     I've searched high and low for an answer to this question.  I'm hoping one of the Filemaker rock stars on this forum can help! 

     Does anyone know if there is a way to make spaces and carriage returns visible in a field?  In other words, I'd like to be able to easily see when extra space has been added.   Ideally, this would be like the Format/Style/Highlight function, but as far as I can tell, FM highlighting only highlights the text, not spaces/returns at the end of the text.  

     Of course, you can see the extra carriage returns and spaces if you SELECT the text and spaces in the field (or SELECT ALL), but is there something that would create the same visibility without having to select it? 

     I've seen FM Forum references to a Trim function, but I don't really want to restrict the field or run a script that eliminates the spaces, I just want to see where the spaces are.

     Is there a solution?

      

     Thanks in Advance,

     M

     (Running FileMaker Pro Advanced on Windows 7)

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