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Anyway to strip text styles from copy/paste text?


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As usual, I'm hoping this vast knowledge base can help me out. Here's my deal: We have reports cards in FM. Many teachers type their comments at home and then cut/paste into the FM report card. Trouble is, it retains the formatting (font, size, etc) of the word processor they created it in. We need the report card to be in a specific size and font, though. I've tried locking the field, merging the field into a text box formatted with our text formatting, but I can' seem to strip away the old text styles. Is the only option to go in and manaully select all, then change the text style? Please say it ain't so....

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It isn't so. (a bit more gramatically correct since you're creating report cards) smile.gif

Although I just tried pasting text from Word and WordPad into Version 5.5 and the text styles were lost automatically, I know you have at least 2 options to cleanup your data.

1. Calculations lose formatting. You could use calculated fields to display to report card text. (messy)

2. Use Set Field to cleanup the existing data. Make scripts to set each field individually to itself. The result will be unformatted text because it technically ran through a calculation.

What version are you using? When I paste into 5.5 I don't get formatting coming over. Even if I right click it says... paste unformatted text. Maybe you are using Mac and it behaves differently.

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