Text Formatting

Text formatting in the hierarchy

Since the data shown at each level of the hierarchy is controlled in calculation fields, you can use FileMaker's text formatting functions to change the formatting of all entries at a given level. For example, we've formatted the 2nd level (projects in our sample data) by adding TextStyleAdd() and TextColor() functions to the field "DisplayContentsLevel2Calc" in the Hierarchy table as follows

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TextColor ( TextStyleAdd (
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; Italic ) ; RGB ( 140 ; 140 ; 140 ) )

Note that the hierarchy reflects the fonts, colors, and style in which the text was entered in your data. Open the first sample record "Anderson, Co." and check out the "Text Formatting" entry for examples of how your text entry styles flow through to the hierarchy.

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