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Le 14/05/13 12:40, Ian Whitfield a écrit :

Hi Ian,

Open in normal mode and whatever you enter in the field will have the
Italics and/or Bold that you selected above.

I suspect that what the original poster is looking for is the possibilty
to type text strings into memo/longvarchar type field and then
selectively enable the bold or italic attributes, as apparently one can
do in Access (or in other DB GUI frontend software).

Unfortunately, whilst this is possible in Base if you change the
properties of your text field to "Multiline with formatting", nothing
you write in that field will be bound to the underlying data table :

- additionally, this doesn't even currently work on OSX (bug), i.e. the
attributes show no visible change, even if they are chosen from the
right mouse button click context menu when selecting a typed-in word;

- any text that is already present in the underlying table to which the
text field control was previously bound will become invisible ;

- as the text data which is newly entered or modified is not bound to
the field of the corresponding data table, it can never be written to
the table, which means that closing the form and then re-opening it
results in the loss of any data you might just have entered - at least,
this is certainly the case on OSX (having just tried it).

All in all, a pretty useless feature, except perhaps if you just want
your form to contain some bold or underlined formatted text, e.g. as a
warning, general information, or other reminder, to the user of the form.

The whole notion of "formatted fields" is hopelessly underdeveloped in
Base. Oh, and did I forget to mention that it doesn't work on OSX ;-) so
its not even cross-platform compatible, meaning that you can't swap with
your colleagues and friends on other OSes and expect to see the same
thing - magnifique, non ?


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