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Changing Fonts (CR 8.5)

Posted on 2006-07-19
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I am trying to display a "Wingding" when a certain value is returned, else display the default font.

In my formula for "Font", I have the following code:

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if CurrentFieldValue = "1" then
    "Wingdings"
else
    DefaultAttribute
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But the font doesn't change (ie "1" is displayed instead of an "open folder").  Is there something more I need besides just returning the string "Wingdings"?

(Yes, I have Wingdings font installed on my computer)

TIA
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Question by:Clif
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by:mlmcc
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I tried it in CR8 and it didn't seem to work.  Your formula seems correct.

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by:MIKE
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Your formula works fine in Crystal Reports XI version......

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by:MIKE
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You may have WINGDINGS font installed but is it in the correct directory?  Can you change the font to WINGDINGS...without a formula...that is to say...MANUALLY?

right click on the field and change the font to WINGDINGS..Let me know..

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by:mlmcc
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I think it may be a limitation of CR 8

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by:Clif
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CRXIuser2005,
Yes, I can manually change the font to Windings.
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by:Clif
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Ok, it looks like it will work going the other way.

In other words, if I make the field's font "Wingdings" and use the following code it works:

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if Trim (CurrentFieldValue) <> "1" then
    "Arial (Western)"
else
    DefaultAttribute
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Not sure if this warrants awarding a grade, though...
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by:Clif
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I was looking at my most recent code and the list of fonts that Crystal provides and noticed that there are two entries for Wingdings:

"Wingdings"
and
"Wingdings (Symbol)"

I put my code back, but changed "Wingdings" to "Wingdings (Symbol)" and it now works.

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if CurrentFieldValue = "1" then
    "Wingdings (Symbol)"
else
    DefaultAttribute
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How annoying is that?
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by:Clif
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mlmcc,
Who would I award the points to?  No one actually gave an answer that worked.
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by:mlmcc
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In that case I can close this and refund the points.

MikeV - Any objections?

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by:brainsprocket
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Ah clif, it's not always knowing right answers, but asking the right questions...

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Thanks.  :)
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