HTMLtext and printing

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at
Thu Aug 21 11:02:03 EDT 2008


I had always thought of TextEdit as a second class "utility" from  
Apple, but I recently started using it to accumulate and format some  
pretty substantial text and graphics from a Windows application  
bouncing back and forth from XP and OSX via VM Fusion and Boot Camp.  
Some of the documents, particularly those with a lot of screen shots,  
got up to 150 MB or so. So you might want to explore the possibilities  
of using TextEdit for your "foundation" docs. I'm assuming you're  
using Macs at some point.

Just a thought,

Joe Wilkins

On Aug 21, 2008, at 7:58 AM, Shari Coxford wrote:

> Okay, have tried eight ways to Sunday to make this work.  Tried it  
> using an RTF file, HTML file, TXT file.  TXT doesn't allow  
> formatting which defeated the purpose.
> For RTF I created a nice doc and saved it as RTF.  Read it from  
> disk, changed the data, set the htmltext of someField to it, and  
> garbage appears before the doc text, and prints with it.
> Ditto for HTML. Am going to attempt to manually put the template  
> text into a field, retrieve the field and do it.
> Will keep you posted.
> Shari

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