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Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

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  • EMHmark7
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Now in this new built, When we get out if an RTF field for the first time, the RTF toolbar desapears. We need to reopen the form in order to get it again. I think it was not like that in previous built.

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  • Selwyn Rabins
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    this is fixed now in build 1634-3197

    default font (set in view/settings) for rtf memo is honored when you type directly into the field (not just when using the popup editor).

    thanks to all for bringing this to our attention.

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  • EMHmark7
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Well, all is about direct usability of text data, as close as possible as a word processor. So, I begin to think about Browse for what it is, a nice full view and a field in the form to see a larger view of a specific record. What I am suprised about is that it works without setting anything to link the form and the browse. So now, it is almost nice. A nice thing is that even at runtime, we can resize row hight.

    Also, a tip, is that I left some room in the form so I can position the RTF toolbar there as a floating small tool set, near above the RTF field, not the long toolbar when hoocked to the top menu bar, .

    By the way, do you know how in a browse we can have in each row a kind of form with several fields freely positioned like in a real form (I mean like what is natural in FileMaker browse)?

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Hi Marc,

    I'm very slow to understand things sometimes.

    Why have you got a RTF in a browse?

    There is no reason why it cant be a separate field out side of the browse, with each record in the browse having its own RTF text. See thumbnail of what I mean.

    With the RTF in the browse you would not be able to read all the text with out opening it.

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  • EMHmark7
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    At first, I do not have this option when the RTF is embedded in a browse.
    But, I will use the browse as a large sight of the table and as a select record tool. So, I added the same field on the form, out of the browse, and yes, your tip allows all RTF tools without opening the RTF window. And we can move from record to record with PGUP/PGDN shortcuts. I manage also to set that record as first in tab order and/or the only one in the tab order.
    Did not try much before that reply but think it will make me happy enough! : ) The only not so sad element, is that the browse always scrolls so the first record appears first line with the one I am editing in the RTF Field.

    Thanks for your int towards a good and easy improvement.

    Marc

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Hi Marc,

    Is there a way to automatically popup the edit window when we enter a RTF memo?
    Is this what you want? See thumbnail.

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  • EMHmark7
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Me too, it is really enoying. The default font size is really small (8 rather than 12) and my goal is to use A5 as a text creation tool.

    So, I need to right click all what I enter to change font size. I have hundreds of records ahead.
    I don't know why we need to open an edit window. We need to go and click a far at right side corner icone (is there a way to get a shortcut to that window?).

    Is there a way to automatically popup the edit window when we enter a RTF memo?
    It would be a nice solution if we can get some record navigation shortcuts in that window,
    and get out and save (with a shortcut) and get out without save (such as ESC).

    Another weard behavior is if we try to edit display format in column header, if we put a font, data desapears. (turns to white or, this feature is for added object in the column, so it would maybe wipe datafield format. Also, in a RTF memo field, column properties do not show same amount of features as with other datafield types.
    Last edited by EMHmark7; 07-26-2008, 04:06 PM.

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  • Selwyn Rabins
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    Re: Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Originally posted by ray camo View Post
    I have a database with a Rich Text Memo field. When I add it to a browse form, the font size is 8 for the Rich Text Memo field. I can change the size manually in the RTF Editor. However, Id like the font size to be 10 when the form opens. Ive tried changing the system font and the stylesheet settings, but have had no luck. Any ideas on how to do this?
    i just checked this out.

    it appears that the default font that you set in view/settings/system fonts is only honored if you first open the pop-up RTF memo editor, and not if you start typing into the memo field directly.

    I will have to investigate this further.

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  • ray camo
    started a topic Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    Font size for a Rich Text Memo field in a browse

    I have a database with a Rich Text Memo field. When I add it to a browse form, the font size is 8 for the Rich Text Memo field. I can change the size manually in the RTF Editor. However, Id like the font size to be 10 when the form opens. Ive tried changing the system font and the stylesheet settings, but have had no luck. Any ideas on how to do this?
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