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I recently upgraded to FMP 19 from v9. In v9, I was able to export to RFT. That option is not available in v19. 

How can I export directly to a text file? The text does not need to be formatted.

Much thanks. 

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Do you mean RTF (rich text format)? I'm pretty sure that was never a FileMaker export option.

Have you tried tab-separated?

Welcome to the forums.

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18 minutes ago, Sandy Jones Sickels said:

How can I export directly to a text file? The text does not need to be formatted.

It really depends on what are you exporting and what result you want to get. Filemaker exports natively to the following plain-text formats:

  • CSV
  • tab-separated (or custom-separated)
  • Merge

In addition, you can create your own custom text file using one of three methods:

  1. Export as XML and use a custom XSLT stylesheet to transform the output to a text file;
  2. Construct the text in a global field or a variable and export the result;
  3. Write directly to a text file (version 18 or higher).

 

22 minutes ago, Fitch said:

Do you mean RTF (rich text format)? I'm pretty sure that was never a FileMaker export option.

I don't recall such option either. There were attempts to produce RTF via XML/XSLT, but I don't think they were perfect.

 

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3 minutes ago, Fitch said:

Do you mean RTF (rich text format)? I'm pretty sure that was never a FileMaker export option.

Have you tried tab-separated?

Welcome to the forums.

I guess RTF wasn't an actual option but when I exported via tab-separated, that's where it put the text, and then I could copy and paste it into Word or Indesign. 

I just tried tab separated again. Other times I couldn't find where the export went. This time I did a "find," and voila, I found the file, and it works. 

Thanks. I'm sure I'll have more questions later . . . 

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