field losing formatting on copying

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Fri Jun 6 14:51:04 EDT 2014

On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Paul Hibbert <paulhibbert at> wrote:

> Changing the original fields by removing the size applied to the raw text
> (i.e. use owners size) and applying the correct textSize to the fields also
> resolves the problem.


I'll try that on offending fields tomorrow.

The reason it's applied to the text is that these were done by cut & paste
from the official pdfs, to retain font selection, etc.

so when looping through the fields,

if the short name of fld i = "Label Field" then
set the textStyle of fld i to textStyle of the text of fld i
set the textStyle of the text fld i to empty
end if


Setting the attributes of the card or stack won't work, as there will be
multiple sizes & typefaces on a given piece of output.

But anyway, this still leaves the issue in the engine that when a field
copies, the attributes of its contents are not . . . and this is in
prettymuch every version of 5.5.x and 6.x. (The most recent I have before
that are HyperCard 2.0 and SuperCard 1.5, so . . . :)

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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