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 their rects set to US Letter size, copying the desired field content into these and then printing to a pdf file. With the current project where the field to print remains roughly the same character count it’s not a biggy to get pagination right, but I was hoping to build a tool that could take any size of field content with whatever tabs and output that automatically to a .pdf of letter size that may be one or more pages. I haven’t got into controlling fonts yet, meaning does the “printing to pdf” use the font attributes that are displayed in the field on the card or ? My simple test suggests yes. best, Bob... > Subject: Re: Saving a tab formatted field to a file and retaining its > formatting > > Robert J. Earp wrote: > >> 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 currently mousing around creating a LC tool to output >> a fields content to .pdf It?s looking promising and we?ll let you >> know of our success or not !! > > Would LC's built-in print to PDF support not be an option? > > -- > Richard Gaskin > Fourth World Systems _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode