Trouble setting the font of the text of a field

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Thu Aug 11 15:21:04 EDT 2016


I've had better results with:
set char 1 to -1 of the text of ...

> On Aug 11, 2016, at 11:28 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> This code has been around a while; it's part of the maintenance routines.
> But now it's glitching.
> 
> tgTg holds the long id of a field
> 
> Inside a conditional, the last line of the code
> 
>     set the txtFnt of tgTg  to "ArialMt"
>     ck tgTg & cr &  the long name of tgTg
>     set the textFont of the text of tgTg to empty
> 
> 
> is giving the error
> 
> button "mkArialMt": execution error at line 8 (Chunk: error in object
> expression) near "sofa_dpadr_", char 30
> 
> 
> Maybe it just hasn't hit a field with the condition in a while, but isn't
> this the correct way to clear the text of a field?
> 
> sofa_dpadr_ is indeed the name of the field in question, and it has text in
> it.
> -- 
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