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  • RTF default font size

    I have not found a way to change the default font and size in a RTF. I need this for a browse column. In the RTF editor an individual cell can be changed, but that is not a technique for dealing with every single cell.

    Looking at a stylesheet there is nothing that mentions RTF or memo. So exported a stylesheet and changed every occurrence of font size. It does not change the RTF defaults.

    Bill.

  • #2
    Re: RTF default font size

    This not working for you Bill?
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    Ted Giles
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    • #3
      Re: RTF default font size

      I thought I had scoured the settings, but obviously not. Thanks. I rarely (never) use RTF fields so this will work fine as a system wide setting.

      I hoped to use the table OnEnterRecord or the form OnEnter for a finer level of control. On a form, for a RTF object,
      Code:
      parentform:note.font.color = "red"
      parentform:note.font.size = 11
      
      parentform.Commit()
      does not work. Well, it does set some "object" properties, but that is not the RTF.

      I could not find a syntax that worked in OnEnterRecord.

      Bill.

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      • #4
        Re: RTF default font size

        If you can live with standard fields and not RTF, the the Color and Font equations will give you the control you need I believe.
        What exactly are you aiming for?
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        • #5
          Re: RTF default font size

          Reply 2.
          Have you explored this?
          <RTF>.GET_FONT()
          There is a whole load of info about fonts etc. in the example.
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          • #6
            Re: RTF default font size

            No luck with methods, but global settings accomplish mostly what I need.
            Code:
            dim obj1 as P
            obj1 = parentform:Note.this
            
            vRecno = table.current().recno()
            
            'obj1.rtf.set_cursor(1)
            'obj1.rtf.set_font("Arial,10","Red")
            'vFont = obj1.rtf.get_font()
            '
            'obj1.rtf.insert_text("This is RTF text")
            'vFont = obj1.rtf.get_font()
            '-------------------
            obj2 = parentform:control_browse1:Note.this	'immediate end of debug mode with "no such object" error
            
            obj2.rtf.set_cursor(1)
            obj2.rtf.set_font("Arial,10","Red")
            vFont = obj2.rtf.get_font()
            
            obj2.rtf.insert_text("This is RTF text")
            vFont = obj2.rtf.get_font()
            Tried similar on both form OnEnter and button on form. Getting the font retrieved the system setting, not what was set in script.

            Xbasic explorer does not expose any of these rtf methods. Don't know if that is a clue.

            But again, I'll declare (partial) victory and move on.

            Bill.

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            • #7
              Re: RTF default font size

              Glad you can accommodate the workaround.
              However, I have been experimenting with Conditional Objects (CO).
              These are very useful if you haven't used them before, which indeed you may have done.

              I created a CO with 2 different RTF field characteristics and depending on the text in a field, displayed Red or Green text/border.Large Font.
              They fit over each other so there is no wasted space.
              This allows you to set the RTF as you wish without globally changing the style.

              Don't know if this will help or confuse, so ignore me if I'm howling at the moon (again).
              Ted Giles
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              • #8
                Re: RTF default font size

                Yes, I have some places where conditional objects were needed. I assumed you were talking about changing the object border and fill color, which are object properties, not RTF properties. But you also said Large Font, which is an RTF property. Is any RTF property being changed?

                Bill.

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                • #9
                  Re: RTF default font size

                  Yes but at design time.
                  It's not a dynamic change.
                  Each RTF field can have varying Fonts and Borders - both size, shape and colour, so you can set up the font/colour mix which will show depending upon other factors like field content or a variable.
                  I have a council meeting tonight, but if you want an example I can do one tomorrow.
                  Ted Giles
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                  • #10
                    Re: RTF default font size

                    Please, because I think I am missing something. It seems border is an object property, but font is a RTF property. I don't see a place to change default RTF properties for a table field at design time. The user would still make font, etc. changes during use of the form.

                    Bill.

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                    • #11
                      Re: RTF default font size

                      In settings for each machine there is a default RTF font and size.

                      Applying that to an existing record is a different issue.
                      Al Buchholz
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                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
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                      • #12
                        Re: RTF default font size

                        Hi Al. Yes, I set that, and I can live with only that. But who says we can't have it all!

                        I had been trying to use blob methods and Ted pointed me to RTF methods. Ultimately was not able to get any xbasic manipulation to work. Although rtf_to_text() has been very helpful in querying a rtf memo.

                        Bill.

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                        • #13
                          Re: RTF default font size

                          Originally posted by Bill Parker View Post
                          Hi Al. Yes, I set that, and I can live with only that. But who says we can't have it all!

                          I had been trying to use blob methods and Ted pointed me to RTF methods. Ultimately was not able to get any xbasic manipulation to work. Although rtf_to_text() has been very helpful in querying a rtf memo.

                          Bill.
                          I haven't tried, but have you tried RTF_TO_HTML(), manipulate WITH STRING REPLACEMENTS and then HTML_TO_RTF()?
                          Al Buchholz
                          Bookwood Systems, LTD
                          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                          Occam's Razor - KISS
                          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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                          • #14
                            Re: RTF default font size

                            As promised. I might have misunderstood your actual requirements Bill, but have a look at the attached and see if it works regarding presentation.

                            BillP.zip
                            Ted Giles
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                            • #15
                              Re: RTF default font size

                              Thanks Ted. Yes, my situation involves table fields that are RTF while your table fields are character. But this thread has broadened my perspective. For at least one report where I don't need the rtf formatting, I can use rtf_to_text() and then set object properties as a text field.

                              Bill.

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