Jump to content
Salesforce and other SMB Solutions are coming soon. ×

Formatting Printing Field efinitions and Script Definitions


Graham3D
 Share

Recommended Posts

How do I control the fonts, fonts, page size and formatting when printing Field Definitions and Script Definitions in FM Pro 16 onwards?

I am trying to print out all my field definitions. (I know you can do this through the File>Manage>Database>Tables       Print>all)

I want to output this as a booklet (A5). But when I print that, it just makes everything smaller and unreadable. 

I do not like the font style (and size) and I want to customise the page so that it is readable in a booklet.

At the moment, my option is to copy the definitions one-by-one into word or excel (or OCR the pdf) which is crazy when I am trying to speed up my workflow.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As opposed to how you used to do it in Fm Pro 15 and earlier?  I didn't know there was ever any control over that, how'd you do it in the older versions?

I suppose you could print to PDF, then select the contents, paste into a plain text document, save, import into FileMaker, then parse out the annoying page-footer stuff that ends up in the PDF so you're left with the field defs.  Then export that back out as text, open it in a word processor, format it, and print it.  Admittedly it does seem like we should have options from the start. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/18/2021 at 6:25 PM, AHunter3 said:

As opposed to how you used to do it in Fm Pro 15 and earlier?  I didn't know there was ever any control over that, how'd you do it in the older versions?

I suppose you could print to PDF, then select the contents, paste into a plain text document, save, import into FileMaker, then parse out the annoying page-footer stuff that ends up in the PDF so you're left with the field defs.  Then export that back out as text, open it in a word processor, format it, and print it.  Admittedly it does seem like we should have options from the start. 

 

Yes. I have version 16, and I do not want to upgrade yet as newer versions do not add much. Although I have heard that it has been fixed in version 17 upwards. I think the answer is to print a pdf, OCR it, copy the text into Word and then format it.... or just put up with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This thread is quite old. Please start a new thread rather than reviving this one.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use