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Hello everyone, My company uses File Maker to keep a record of customers' addresses. When looking at a given customer, I would like to be able to copy the whole address block (as displayed on screen) to be able to paste it somewhere else (for instance, in an email, or on a Word document). You can't do this from the layout for data entry, but we have another layout showing the address block as a succession of merge fields (see screen shot). I added a copy button, all it does is copy what's on screen to the clipboard. The problem is that, even though the layout is separated by carriage returns like this: <<contact>> <<name>> <<street>> (etc) When I copy and paste I get a succession of data separated by empty spaces (tabs), like this: contact name street Is there a way to add a line break between the merge fields so when I copy and paste to Word or else, I get this instead? contact name street Apologies if this is very simple, I am completely new to File Maker. Any pointers would be gratefully appreciated! Cheers
I have several layouts that contain large amounts of boilerplate text entered as text objects. I need to be able to enter a "soft return" (aka "line break" or "newline character") to force text to a new line without invoking the Line Spacing settings that control paragraphs separated by "hard returns" - like you get when you hit the Return key. But I can't find anything on the subject. This is not about importing or exporting anything. This is just about static text in a text object on a database layout. Is there a special character or command that can be used to force a soft return? No combination of shift - control - option & Return that I have tried achieves anything other than a hard return. I could just add several spaces, but that seems sloppy and it causes issues with text justification. Mac OS X 10.11, FileMaker Pro Advanced 14. XPOST
We have a message in the database that is sent out to end users at certain times. Filemaker used to properly format the line break tag <br> at the end of the lines where it was needed. Now it sends them along in the message which is confusing a lot of our non-technical users. I have removed them but now the message is not properly formatted and comes in on large chunk of text. Has anybody experienced this as well and have any advice for a solution to restore formatting the way we would like? Thanks in advance.