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Hi Guys,

 

I'm writing a mail merge facility for my database. I've found the excellent custom function by nightwing which will convert mail merge text into data from my records.

 

One of the things I need to look into is the ability to format tabular data into one of my mail merges. Has anyone created a grid in a field that holds tabular data? I know using the formatting toolbar, you can use tabstops if I was manually typing in the data but can you apply tabstops through scriptmaker?

 

Also wondered whether you can apply any 'borders' to the grid data.

 

Thanks

Jalz

 

 

 

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Jalz,

    I have not ever been able to satisfactorily do that in FileMaker - despite my many attempts!  On a brighter note, I have been able to create that effect by using a parse table to essentially parse the raw data into its elements using calculated fields, and then placing those fields in a layout to create the kind of effect that you are looking for.

 

Good Luck,

             John

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Thanks John,

 

Much appreciated - thanks for the info regarding parsing the data... Think I'm going to use a web viewer and html to do the letters.

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