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SlideView (text)

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Ted Steel, OTF Solutions
www.otfsolutions.com

Turns regular text into bullet points.

Sample Input:
This is an example of this function. Every time the function sees a period, it will replace it with a hard return and a bullet. This will simulate a bulleted PowerPoint text field.
Sample Output:
• This is an example of this function.
• Every time the function sees a period, it will replace it with a hard return and a bullet.
• This will simulate a bulleted PowerPoint text field.


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed

Description:

Note: Any screwy text in the function above is supposed to be a bullet. I copied and pasted the bullet from my character map. It works fine in the program, but perhaps not on this website.

I set up a text field called "Text Input." A user can type regular text into this field. I set up a second calculation field called "Text Output." and applied the SlideView custom function.

I used this function to make a viewer that simulates PowerPoint using FM. Good luck. If you want to see the file in action, email me and I will send it to you.
tedsteel@comcast.net

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

Typically, bulleted text is indented. Now if you had a function that could do that...

ck, Toronto
April 21, 2010 8:45am

It's easy to indent now with the Unicode functions added to version 10.

Just add a custom function called tab and set it to

Char ( "9" )

and then call tab when ever you want to indent.

Sean, Birmingham, AL
April 21, 2010 10:00am

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