Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

SlideView ( text )

Turns regular text into bullet points.

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Ted Steel   Ted Steel
OTF Solutions
www.otfsolutions.com

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  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.

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

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

 

Comments

ck   ck, Toronto
Apr 21, 2010
Typically, bulleted text is indented. Now if you had a function that could do that...
 
Sean   Sean, Birmingham, AL
Apr 21, 2010
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.
 

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