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#1 Electric_Soul  novice

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:14 AM

Hello everybody


Here is what I try to accomplish.

Our service is suppose to create reports. A document with tabels, screenshots, some text and save it within filemaker.

But is must be comfortabel like using a word processor. I do not want to use an external programm that creates files, that must be inserted into filemaker afterwards. The solution should lie within filemaker. Now my thought was to use a WYSIWYG editor like http://nicedit.com/ combine it with a webviewer and integrate in filemaker. Or some good plugin. The solution should be portable if possible.

Here are my problems.
  • My tests show that when I use the webviewer to display html + base64 encoded images, then webviewer will only display the code when I do not use more then 30000 characters. Any workaround?
  • How to get html code from the webviewer into a field? Which plugin/technique to use?
or how about a java class that is able to word process?
  • I searched the whole internet for a nice to use java class, that I could use with the scriptmaster plugin, to integrate word procesing into filemaker. haven't found anything.
Or is there a completely different approach to this?


thanks for any hints and tricks ;)

Robert
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#2 liltbrockie  enthusiast

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:46 AM

Hello everybody


Here is what I try to accomplish.

Our service is suppose to create reports. A document with tabels, screenshots, some text and save it within filemaker.

But is must be comfortabel like using a word processor. I do not want to use an external programm that creates files, that must be inserted into filemaker afterwards. The solution should lie within filemaker. Now my thought was to use a WYSIWYG editor like http://nicedit.com/ combine it with a webviewer and integrate in filemaker. Or some good plugin. The solution should be portable if possible.

Here are my problems.

  • My tests show that when I use the webviewer to display html + base64 encoded images, then webviewer will only display the code when I do not use more then 30000 characters. Any workaround?
  • How to get html code from the webviewer into a field? Which plugin/technique to use?
or how about a java class that is able to word process?
  • I searched the whole internet for a nice to use java class, that I could use with the scriptmaster plugin, to integrate word procesing into filemaker. haven't found anything.
Or is there a completely different approach to this?


thanks for any hints and tricks ;)

Robert



Sounds like a nightmare... the only advice I'd give is don't try and use a database to do the job of a word processor.
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#3 Electric_Soul  novice

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:11 AM

ahhhh one day I'll find a way. There is a java class ....... but a 1000 bucks... too much.
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