Import RTF text
-= JB =-
sundown at nwrain.net
Mon Jun 4 22:22:28 CDT 2007
Thank you Jacqueline.
On Jun 4, 2007, at 8:18 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> -= JB =- wrote:
>> so to export and re-import text do not choose RTF because it
>> might not work properly. Does that mean if you already have
>> a text file in RTF importing might not work properly on it.
>> It sounds like RTF is supported but can't be trusted because
>> sometimes it might work and sometimes it might not. So if
>> you are dealing with text saved as RTF good luck. Or did I
>> miss something.
> I've always found it very reliable, but it can only work with the
> attributes that Rev fields support. For example, if you don't have the
> right font installed, you'll get a substitution instead. Rev fields
> only support one alignment overall, there is no paragraph-level
> formatting. That means text can be right, left, or center aligned, but
> the alignment will be the same for the whole field. Text styling
> transfers over very well as long as it's one of the text styles that
> Rev fields support (see the text style menu for those; all the common
> ones are supported.) Tabs work fine.
> If you grab the trial version of Revolution, it's pretty easy to do a
> test so you can see how it works. Make a stack with a field and a
> button. Double-click the field with the editing tool to get the
> field's inspector and turn off fixed line height (otherwise lines with
> large font sizes can get mangled.)
> Then set the button's script to this:
> on mouseUp
> answer file "Choose an RTF file:"
> if it is empty then exit mouseUp
> set the rtfText of fld 1 to url ("file:"&it)
> end mouseUp
> Apply the script and close the editor. Now click the button, choose a
> sample RTF file from disk, and see what you get in the field.
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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