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I have some text formated Diplomas in MS Word and and now I want to import them in Filemaker in order to use my Student database to print the Diplomas.

Is there a way to import the Diploma as it is formated in Filemaker? I have looked around in the guide but did not find any answer there.

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Copy and paste the text from Word onto a layout in FileMaker?

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The formating of the text will not stay, such as centered, tabs etc. That was my question.

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Hmmm, I just tested pasting from Word to FMPA 8.5 and you're right -- all paragraph formatting is lost.

Sadly, I repeated the test with FMD 6.0v4 and the formatting is retained.

Would somebody else like to test with FMP 8.0? Or on the Windows platform?

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Try using 'Paste Special' from the 'Edit' Menu. Then an option for Microsoft Office Word Document appears. Select that and it should paste with the formatting.

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Hmm,

In FM Pro 8.5 Advanced there is no "Paste Special" only the "Patse" under the Edit menu ???

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I have 8.5 Advance and it shows up for me.

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Ah, I thought that Macs have this function too. ???

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Argh!

Windows have but not Mac, BAD of FM, but maybe they have another solution for Mac then?

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I am not sure it's FMI's fault (this time) - OLE technology belongs to Microsoft and is not supported by Mac OS X.

How long can it take to format a decent diploma layout in Filemaker?

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Maybe you have a point there.

I takes time as it is an evaluation and graduation to. Also one is in Swedish and one in English.

But paste special should just be for different OLE or??

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I really don't know that much about it. I don't even have MS Office installed. Perhaps you can learn more starting from http://www.filemaker.com/help/16-OLE18.html

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