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    RTF Memo font defaults

    For an RTF memo field, does anyone know of a way to auto specify, say with an OnArrive event for the RTF field, the the font and font size to be something other than the default settings in Alpha's System Fonts? If I change it in system fonts, it changes it for all RTF memo fields, plus it would have to be changed on all workstations, neither of which is acceptable. Yes, I know it can be changed on the RTF toolbar, but my users are not going to do that.

    There are RTF memo field properties that look promising:"Times New Roman"

    but in either a form's OnInit or the rtf filed's OnArrive event they have no effect.


    Ray Lyons

    Re: RTF Memo font defaults

    Hi Ray,

    Have you thought about View->Settings from the main Menu bar?
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 01-23-2009, 04:19 PM.
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      Re: RTF Memo font defaults

      Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
      Hi Ray,

      Have you thought about View->Settings from the main Menu bar?

      Yes, that's what I was referring to here:
      If I change it in system fonts, it changes it for all RTF memo fields, plus it would have to be changed on all workstations, neither of which is acceptable.
      I wanted it changed just for this one RTF memo field on one form in one database.

      Seems like these property changes"Times New Roman"
      should be effective somewhere (e.g., OnArrive for the field on the form) but they don't seem to be. By the way, the OnArrive event and others will fire other xbasic, so it is not a matter of events not working at all for RTF memo fields on a form.



        Re: RTF Memo font defaults

        Hi Ray

        You could try putting this code in the OnArrive event for the RTF Field:

        FLD = formname:rtf_field_name.this

        If It Works First Time, There's Something Wrong!!!


          Re: RTF Memo font defaults


          You are a genius! Works perfectly. Thanks.



            Re: RTF Memo font defaults

            I wish I could get that to work for me.
            I tried your code many different ways and still no good always an error. I tried using the action script genie to set font on rtf field. But still everytime I get to that field it wants to use Tacoma 8. I can change it with the toolbar but annoying. Please help


              Re: RTF Memo font defaults


              I am going to guess that you tried to use the code Chris gave literally, without noticing that he meant for you to use your own form name and filed name. For example, if your form name were "My form" and your field name were "MyField", you would use the following in the OnArrivce event for the rtf field MyField:

              FLD = My_Form:MyField.this
              Also note the required underscore for the form name "My Form". Of course you can use any valid font, size and color you want.

              Raymond Lyons


                Re: RTF Memo font defaults

                Thanks for clearing that up It was the (.This) I was leaving out I thought that was still explaining the myfield. I get it some day