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  • Setting font color

    Using the font equation in reports is easy enough. However, how would I set part of the field to one color and the rest to the default For example if(field1>42, left (field2,3)="white", "black") or something like this. Tried many combinations but the arguments always come up with the wrong data types.

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    RE: Setting font color

    Dennis,

    You can only change the color for the complete field. If the data is a fixed format, such as the first 4 characters always being a certain code, you could break the field into 2 fields and then apply a color equation to each field. If you are only viewing the data, you could use variables and break the data into them and put the variables on the screen. If the field boxes are side by side, they can look like a single field.

    Jerry

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    • #3
      RE: Setting font color

      Break the field into as many parts as you want different colors. Then
      set the color on each part(field). Then concatenate them using
      "alltrim" to make one word in a calculated field.
      efs

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      • #4
        RE: Setting font color

        Dennis,
        You can have one field in a report have different colors/fonts/sizes. It must be a Rich Text Object. You would need to have two different calculations for the object you want to change color depending on the outcome.

        Using your example, the Rich Text Object would be something like this:

        if(field1>42,left(field2,3,"")if(field142? If so, an easier option would be to have a single calculated field on your report with the equation:

        if(field1>42, " ", left(field2,3) + right(field2,len(field2)-3)

        Hope this helps you.

        Shelly

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        • #5
          RE: Setting font color

          Thanks Shelley. The concept in the second equation will probably work for me best, as I am trying to elminate certain characters at the beginning of a phrase under certain conditions. appreciate your help.

          Dennis

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