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Haven't used FM in many years. Got trial version of FMPro10, set up new database and started importing text from a set of PDFs. The font I selected in FM was ignored and I have a mixture of Helvetica/TNR/Arial.

Is there a global way of rendering everything to one font, one point size, one style?

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Not that I'm aware of but you can under each recieving field could do as illustrated above simply by putting Self in the specified calculation! Remember to lift the check mark where I've made a red circle in the illustration.

--sd

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Too easy. Select, Drag, Drop. Then you get the fonts applied you set up in FM, not those of the source.

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Hi

Sorry to ask, but how did you manage to import the text from a PDF? I am trying to work out how to import text from plain text file, but seems to be eluding me.

Any help is mostly appreciated.

Regards

C.

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Well here is he copying and pasting into each relevant field. But making a stylesheet for XML import the content from a pdf, would be a craps-shot unless all documents attempted in are near indentical in form, could you be more precise please here?:

I am trying to work out how to import text from plain text file

You are on a Mac, but would applescript be deployable in your workgroup?

Otherwise could your solution perhaps benefit from this:

http://filemaker-plugins.net/360works-textractor/

--sd

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