FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size 
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 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size
Hello everybody. I have the following problem with FileMaker 3.0:
- I have defined a field and written in data in layout number 1.
- I try to use the same field in layout number 2, but with a larger font

size.
Problem: I can give the field another font size in layout-mode, but as
soon as I switch to browse-mode, the field returns to the font size from

layout 1 (The size used when data was entered). This problem have
occurred only with text fields.
Why??? How should I do it???



Wed, 17 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size

Patrik,
Did you format the text in Browse mode?
If so it will override the layout formatting.

Vince

Quote:

>Hello everybody. I have the following problem with FileMaker 3.0:
>- I have defined a field and written in data in layout number 1.
>- I try to use the same field in layout number 2, but with a larger font

>size.
>Problem: I can give the field another font size in layout-mode, but as
>soon as I switch to browse-mode, the field returns to the font size from

>layout 1 (The size used when data was entered). This problem have
>occurred only with text fields.
>Why??? How should I do it???



Thu, 18 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size
Vince,
It is possible that I have done this, because the problem occurs only with
about half of my records. Is there a way of de-formatting these entries?
However, I am not sure, since it is the first time I use FileMaker Pro. I have
tried making some new records with inputs in the same fields but from
different layouts, and the font size always seems to stick to the size in
which it was input. (I mean the size defined in the layout-mode).
Is there any other possibility to do this wrong.

Vince skrev:

Quote:
> Patrik,
> Did you format the text in Browse mode?
> If so it will override the layout formatting.

> Vince


> >Hello everybody. I have the following problem with FileMaker 3.0:
> >- I have defined a field and written in data in layout number 1.
> >- I try to use the same field in layout number 2, but with a larger font

> >size.
> >Problem: I can give the field another font size in layout-mode, but as
> >soon as I switch to browse-mode, the field returns to the font size from

> >layout 1 (The size used when data was entered). This problem have
> >occurred only with text fields.
> >Why??? How should I do it???



Thu, 18 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size

Quote:

> Vince, It is possible that I have done this, because the problem occurs
> only with about half of my records. Is there a way of de-formatting these
> entries?

1. Copy the text to the Clipboard.
2. Paste it into a text editor that doesn't support styles (like BBEdit
Lite)
3. Copy the text out again.
4. Paste it back into FileMaker.

This can be slightly simplified by using drag & drop if the editor
supports it.

--
  Kevin Reid.      |         Macintosh.
   "I'm me."       |      Think different.



Sat, 20 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size

Quote:


> > Is there a way of de-formatting these
> > entries?

> 1. Copy the text to the Clipboard.
> 2. Paste it into a text editor that doesn't support styles (like BBEdit
> Lite)
> 3. Copy the text out again.
> 4. Paste it back into FileMaker.

> This can be slightly simplified by using drag & drop if the editor
> supports it.

You can do it within FM. Create a script:
 Copy (select all, Your_Field)
 Paste (select all, no style, Your_Field)
You can build this into a loop to cycle through all your records and
change the formatting back to the layout style.

--
* Andrew Facherty            *
* Oxfordshire, UK            *



Sat, 20 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size
Andrew,
I have now tried this, but there must be something else that is wrong,
because it does not work. I have also tried changing the font size in browse
mode, but with my "problem fields", not even that works. That is: I can
change the size temporarily, but as soon as I leave the field it returns to
its original size. Why, Anybody!!!

Andrew Facherty skrev:

Quote:


> > > Is there a way of de-formatting these
> > > entries?

> > 1. Copy the text to the Clipboard.
> > 2. Paste it into a text editor that doesn't support styles (like BBEdit
> > Lite)
> > 3. Copy the text out again.
> > 4. Paste it back into FileMaker.

> > This can be slightly simplified by using drag & drop if the editor
> > supports it.

> You can do it within FM. Create a script:
>  Copy (select all, Your_Field)
>  Paste (select all, no style, Your_Field)
> You can build this into a loop to cycle through all your records and
> change the formatting back to the layout style.

> --
> * Andrew Facherty            *
> * Oxfordshire, UK            *



Sat, 20 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size

Quote:

>>>> Is there a way of de-formatting these
>>>> entries?

I replied

Quote:
> > You can do it within FM. Create a script:
> >  Copy (select all, Your_Field)
> >  Paste (select all, no style, Your_Field)
> > You can build this into a loop to cycle through all your records and
> > change the formatting back to the layout style.

Patrik replied:

Quote:
> I have now tried this, but there must be something else that is wrong,
> because it does not work.

The method above certainly does work if:
- you're using FMPro 4 or FMPro 3
- you remembered to use it from a script, since the Paste Without Style
is not available in the menus
- you specified the correct field

Suggestions:
- try the method on a different field to convince yourself it works
- check that the layout format of the field is as you expect it

Quote:
> I have also tried changing the font size in browse
> mode, but with my "problem fields", not even that works. That is: I can
> change the size temporarily, but as soon as I leave the field it returns to
> its original size. Why, Anybody!!!

Can't explain this at all... sorry!

--
* Andrew Facherty            *
* Oxfordshire, UK            *



Sun, 21 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size
Patrik,
If it only happens on some records then the problem is, formatting in browse
is overriding the layout formatting. We use the browse formatting
occasionally to make one record in a list stand out, often times we just
change the color.

Usually you want all the records to look the same so don't worry about
formatting in browse just make a new layout.

If you haven't fixed it yet, here is a script that will work. Make a copy of
your file first using "save a copy as".

Find All
Go to Record/Request/Page [First]
Loop
    Set Field ["your field", "your field"]
    Go to Record/Request/Page [Exit after last, Next]
End Loop

Vince

Quote:

>Vince,
>It is possible that I have done this, because the problem occurs only with
>about half of my records. Is there a way of de-formatting these entries?
>However, I am not sure, since it is the first time I use FileMaker Pro. I
have
>tried making some new records with inputs in the same fields but from
>different layouts, and the font size always seems to stick to the size in
>which it was input. (I mean the size defined in the layout-mode).
>Is there any other possibility to do this wrong.



Mon, 22 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker Pro 3.0 - font size

Quote:

> Andrew,
> I have now tried this, but there must be something else that is wrong,
> because it does not work. I have also tried changing the font size in
> browse mode, but with my "problem fields", not even that works. That is: I
> can change the size temporarily, but as soon as I leave the field it
> returns to its original size. Why, Anybody!!!

Add a "Exit Record/Request" step between the Copy and Paste steps.

Quote:
> Andrew Facherty skrev:



> > > > Is there a way of de-formatting these
> > > > entries?

> > > 1. Copy the text to the Clipboard.
> > > 2. Paste it into a text editor that doesn't support styles (like BBEdit
> > > Lite)
> > > 3. Copy the text out again.
> > > 4. Paste it back into FileMaker.

> > > This can be slightly simplified by using drag & drop if the editor
> > > supports it.

> > You can do it within FM. Create a script:
> >  Copy (select all, Your_Field)
> >  Paste (select all, no style, Your_Field)
> > You can build this into a loop to cycle through all your records and
> > change the formatting back to the layout style.

> > --
> > * Andrew Facherty            *
> > * Oxfordshire, UK            *

--
  Kevin Reid.      |         Macintosh.
   "I'm me."       |      Think different.


Mon, 22 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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