Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its formatting

2019-04-07 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
Dear all, we have a field that is formatted nicely with tabs and want to save that as a file, retaining the tab formatting. The saved file format ideally should be .rtf but we may be able to use other formats such as .pdf Anybody got any ideas how to do this ? Thanks in advance for your

Re: Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its formatting

2019-04-08 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
then reading it back to a new field with: > > set the rtfText of field "Y" to URL > ("file:"("desktop")&"savedfield.rtf") > > and the tab spacing is not preserved? > > > > On 4/7/2019 7:57 PM, Robert J. Earp via use-livecode wrote: >&

Re: Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its formatting

2019-04-10 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
Many thanks Paul and to Ron Metzker who kindly contacted me off-list with a comprehensive handler of what he does using revPrintField. I must admit that the Dictionary still leaves a lot to be desired and without the valued members of this and other lists LC would not be so successful ;-) We

Re: A problem with RunRev email account "sage.on-rev.com"

2019-05-27 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
Jim, I’ve had this before with other accounts, albeit not run-rev. It’s always a problem with the server thinking I’m sending spam when eMailing to many addresses. Even if you get the IP address removed from a blacklist you run the risk of it getting put on again without any notification. I

Re: Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its formatting

2019-04-19 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
tx command in rtf that sets the > tab size. I used it long time ago so I don’t remember of it was relative or > absolut positions but I do think it should be doable… > > :-Håkan > On 8 Apr 2019, 18:25 +0200, Robert J. Earp via use-livecode > , wrote: >> Thanks for the

Re: Re: Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its formatting

2019-04-10 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
Richard, many thanks for the thought. If you mean the built-in “printing to pdf” then yes, but as far as I could see it only prints cards, not just field content. Is there other pdf support ? So, we’re having to mess around with creating a series of cards with a single field on each with

Re: Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its formatting

2019-04-09 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
Many thanks for all of the great response and from such experts !! I’m not sure if the HTMLText solution will work for us as by default the output file would open in a browser and we need to get it into .pdf format to assemble (in Acrobat) with the other parts of the report. RogerG and I are

Re: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations

2020-02-08 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
From an old dudes perspective whose brain needs rebooting on a regular basis, two books that are a must for anybody coding are; - Bill Bryson’s "A short History of Nearly Everything" which puts the world into perspective. and - Douglas Adam's five book trilogy “The Hitchhikers Guide to the

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-27 Thread Robert J. Earp via use-livecode
I too remember the good ‘ol days Roger and in fact still have one of my eLearning shell projects that still runs stand-alone on both Catalina and Windows, although I’d have to check which version of Windows. The project has stacks calling stacks and external media. The MacOS stand-alone