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Formatting Text in FileMaker using a Script/Button

Someone asked: In a word processor you can highlight text and then hit a button to change formatting, line BOLD, UNDERLINE, COLOR...etc. In Filemaker you use the format drop down menus, but does anyone know how to make a button to change the format of the currently highlighted text? View the full article

Formatting Text in FileMaker using a Script/Button

Someone asked: In a word processor you can highlight text and then hit a button to change formatting, line BOLD, UNDERLINE, COLOR...etc. In Filemaker you use the format drop down menus, but does anyone know how to make a button to change the format of the currently highlighted text? View the full article

Finding and Updating 32-bit Codec Video Files on a Macintosh

With Apple phasing out 32-bit applications in the next macOS (Fall 2019), a number of important applications will stop working. One of the most notable and useful is Apple's QuickTime 7 Player. Also disappearing is support for a number of popular codecs (or file formats). Here is how to find and convert these files before you lose your chance. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

Finding and Updating 32-bit Codec Video Files on a Macintosh

With Apple phasing out 32-bit applications in the next macOS (Fall 2019), a number of important applications will stop working. One of the most notable and useful is Apple's QuickTime 7 Player. Also disappearing is support for a number of popular codecs (or file formats). Here is how to find and convert these files before you lose your chance. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

How to Launch Right into Movie Mode on your iPhone Camera

Straying from my usual FileMaker blogging routine here, I decided to do something on the Camera app on iPhones for a change. Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that launched your camera app and put you immediately in video mode and start recording immediately? If you are a biker and concerned about crazy […] View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

How to Launch Right into Movie Mode on your iPhone Camera

Straying from my usual FileMaker blogging routine here, I decided to do something on the Camera app on iPhones for a change. Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that launched your camera app and put you immediately in video mode and start recording immediately? If you are a biker and concerned about crazy […] View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

Exporting UTF-8 Files from FileMaker Pro

In FileMaker 16, a new function was introduced called 'TextEncode'. It was a lifesaver and an answer to my repeated whinging about how much trouble it was in previous versions of FileMaker to export plain Jane utf-8 files. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

Exporting UTF-8 Files from FileMaker Pro

In FileMaker 16, a new function was introduced called 'TextEncode'. It was a lifesaver and an answer to my repeated whinging about how much trouble it was in previous versions of FileMaker to export plain Jane utf-8 files. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

Elapsed Time Display in a Web Viewer

A simple approach, easy to integrate into other FileMaker solutions. A Web Viewer is being sent an HTML page with a Javascript timer displaying the elapsed time. Using the same FileMaker Start Timer script, a Start Time field is set at the same start time and then ended when clicking a FileMaker End Timer button/script. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

Elapsed Time Display in a Web Viewer

A simple approach, easy to integrate into other FileMaker solutions. A Web Viewer is being sent an HTML page with a Javascript timer displaying the elapsed time. Using the same FileMaker Start Timer script, a Start Time field is set at the same start time and then ended when clicking a FileMaker End Timer button/script. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

How to Delete Attachments from Messages in Apple Mail

Someone recently asked me "I have a malware in my MacBook that Sophos can't deal with and supposedly, they are all in email attachments. I'd like to get rid of any problems." Here is how to get rid of just the attachments in Apple Mail. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS

This is a really useful shortcut. I think it should be built in to Mac OS, but until the powers that be get around to doing this, you can add this feature for yourself.  It is now second nature for me to go Command P, Command P to create a PDF. View the full article

Douglas Alder

Douglas Alder

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