File maker pro text formatting...
Posted on 1997-02-28
Here is a small but seemingly insurmountable
problem that I am fishing for answers to:
I am trying to use FileMaker Pro to maintain a database
consisting of information to be exported to an HTML
document. For ease of use I am attempting to have
filemaker automatically format all URLS. For
example, someone typing:
I want automatically formated to:
So far, I have managed to get the format I need by using
calculation fields to manipulate the text. The only problem
is the damn quotation marks! to date I have tried:
1. Putting the quotation marks into the calculation field,
i.e. """, but the syntax checker will treat the extra
quote as an open text string.
2. I then tried using putting the quote character into a
global variable which would be swapped out with in
a calculation via the substitute command. Unfortunately,
the applications smart quotes cannot be read properly
as HTML text.
3. I then selected disabled "Use smart quotes" in the
preferences panel, but the calculation result STILL
used the smart quotes.
If ANYONE has some options on how to get filemaker to
insert regular quotes, I would be much obliged if they
would email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.