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

Define field calculations


lmb1012

Recommended Posts

I'm trying to import FMP data to Xpress and need to define the field calculations so the data comes into Xpress with the paragraph/character styles I've assigned. I've got a basic understanding of how to define the field calculations but I'm uncertain about certain rules when using Xpress tags. Any suggestions??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Current versions of FMP don't support specifying character formatting within calculations. It can be done by script using a few work-arounds, but the process is not entirely straightforward.

 

However unless I'm mistaken, you are not talking about calculations in FMP, but about manipulations that are to occur in Xpress after the data has left FMP. If that's the case, sicne this topic is mostly frequented by folks with an interest in FMP calcs, you might be better off looking for an Xpress related forum to ask the question on?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

If you have version 6 of FM then you can find an article for this in the XSLT stylesheet library

 

http://www.filemaker.com/xml/xslt_library.html

 

FMP to QuarkXPressDownload

by Erik van den Heuvel, Techno Design

 

This example contains two XSLT stylesheets to demonstrate the XML export function of FileMaker Pro 6 towards the XML Impression Language. XML Impression let's you automate QuarkXPress document construction based on XML files. Each of the stylesheets is associated with a separate script and accompanying button on the main layout of the example database.

 

Alternatively, to use XPress Tags you could visit

http://www.abstrakt.com/distyler.html who have created a tool for this

 

HTH

Link to comment
Share on other sites



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use