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TextFormatApply ( targetField ; sourceField )

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David Graham, Productive Computing, Inc.

Applies the first available style in "sourceField" to the contents of "targetField"

Sample Input:
TextFormatApply ( targetField ; sourceField )
Sample Output:
targetField will be styled like the first style present in sourceField

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


If you ever wanted to be able to style field text based on the styling present in another field, then this is for you.

Some sample uses:

1. Create user-definable report styles for common page sections (e.g., Title, Subtitle, etc.), and apply to reports dynamically.

2. Style multiple parts of a single document to be the same as another. For instance, if you have separate fields to store a letter body and closing, you can se the style of the closing field equal to the body field.

This CF was inspired by the work of others, but my goal was to create one CF that could do the work of extracting and applying styles without any additional dependencies.

NB, nearly every style variation is supported. I've noticed that it doesn't work with word underline and double underline. You might find some other obscure variations that don't translate.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


All you need is this expression:
substitute( sourceField; sourceField; targetField )

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
February 05, 2010 11:59am

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