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This may be a newbie questions, but...

Is there a way in fm7 to set font size of fields based on data in another field?

What about setting the actual font of a field based on the data in another field?

What about the vertical location of a field based on the data in another (calculated field)?

What about the vertical location of a Form Layout Part based on the data in another (calculated) field?

Why do some fonts and font sizes not show up when formatting a field in design mode?

FileMaker Version: Server 7

Platform: Windows 2000

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From my work so far in FMP 7, there appears to be no function or command that can tell you how text is formatted. There are functions that can *change* text formatting, but none to report what the formatting of existing text is.

If anybody knows of a function that can report on the format of existing text, please let me know.

Answering your question "setting the actual font of a field based on the data in another field" if the data in the other field is a font name then yes it can be done. If you want to format data in one field similar to that in another then no.

Regarding vertical locations of fields: you'd have to use sliding/printing to move fields around in layouts.

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Vaughan said:

From my work so far in FMP 7, there appears to be no function or command that can tell you how text is formatted. There are functions that can *change* text formatting, but none to report what the formatting of existing text is.

How about show as HTML/CSS/SVG?

it is easy to parse he fontinfo, and then set the fromatting accordingly.

But remember, this info is layout-dependant, so make the calc unstored.

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Thank you for your responses. I would prefer not to show as html. Can you please point me in the right direction to read up on this?

To Mr. Bromfield... I am not trying to look at the setting for another field, but the data contained in the field. For example, if a person ordered their information to be printed in a cursive font, that font name would be stored in a data field. I would like to read that field to set the format of some other fields on a form. So that those fields would be shown or printed in the cursive font, and not a times font. Also, would like to set the verticle location of a layout part, and or field. Also would like to adjust font size. Anybody have any experience doing this?

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