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by deeverd
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting textSize in the clipboardData
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Setting textSize in the clipboardData

Awesome! fullClipboardData["RTF"] does work. Problem solved and now there is no need for a work-around solution. Out of curiosity, I did try the fullClipboardData command with HTML instead of RTF. The HTML will capture the textFont but it still makes the textSize smaller. RTF is definitely the bette...
by deeverd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting textSize in the clipboardData
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Setting textSize in the clipboardData

Hello Jean-Marc and Others on the Forum, This morning, I installed LiveCode 8.1.8, as promised, and gave it a try again. I have the same results but also came up with a simple work around. To quickly reiterate, when using HTMLText, which I put on a clipboard from a LiveCode field (using "set clipboa...
by deeverd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting textSize in the clipboardData
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Setting textSize in the clipboardData

Hi Craig, Just saw your message. The example code in your post works fine, and is similar to what I do when I want to protect the formatting in a text field when I use some "replace" code in it. But... In my case, however, I'm not moving code from one field to another in a LiveCode program. The prob...
by deeverd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting textSize in the clipboardData
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Setting textSize in the clipboardData

Hi Jean-Marc, I'm using LiveCode version 8.1.3. Just saw that 8.1.8 is a stable version, so I'll upgrade and see if that makes any difference, then report back. Apologies for the delay in responding. I live in a small town of just 200-300 permanent residents and was away helping a neighbor move some...
by deeverd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting textSize in the clipboardData
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Setting textSize in the clipboardData

Hi Craig, Nope. Thanks for trying though. Originally, I did just that. I used HTMLText rather than RTFText. But when I used HTMLText, not only did I not get the correct textSize, I didn't even get the correct textFont. What it gave me instead was Segoe UI 9. When I used RTFText, I at least got the t...
by deeverd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting textSize in the clipboardData
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Setting textSize in the clipboardData

Hello Forum, After some hours, going through the forum and the big new dictionary, I still can't seem to copy text to the clipboard and retain the correct textSize. When I use the code... set the clipboardData["RTF"] to the RTFText of field "copyThisField" The textFont of "Times New Roman" comes thr...
by deeverd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to Take Total Control of the backspaceKey?
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: How to Take Total Control of the backspaceKey?

Thanks Craig,

I'll give this a try, too.

Cheers,
deeverd
by deeverd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to Take Total Control of the backspaceKey?
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: How to Take Total Control of the backspaceKey?

Hi Klaus, Easy peasy. Works like a charm. Didn't know it was so simple as just using the word "pass" with the handler, inserted in the right place. Great tip since I now know to use "pass" - when appropriate - with just about any other type of handler that is based on using a particular key. It's th...
by deeverd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to Take Total Control of the backspaceKey?
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

How to Take Total Control of the backspaceKey?

Hello Forum, When using "on backspaceKey" the program will do whatever I want it to do with that handler. But... The problem is that when having the backspaceKey do something other than what it normally does (going backwards and deleting the character behind it), it no longer deletes the character b...
by deeverd
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Research and Post Secondary
Topic: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References
Replies: 8
Views: 3844

Re: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References

Hello Richard, I happily stand corrected. Using your script, I see that LiveCode can handle APA hanging indents with no problem. Afterward, much to my chagrin, I realized the reason I wasn't seeing it was that I had tabs for indents in the text I was working on, which prevented it from looking right...
by deeverd
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Hilited Tab in Tab Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Hilited Tab in Tab Menu

Thanks Jean-Marc,

Awesome, I just tested out that code and it worked like a charm! Much better than my idea of sending a mouseUp, since it doesn't activate any other script and waste time processing.

Cheers,
deeverd
by deeverd
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Hilited Tab in Tab Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Hilited Tab in Tab Menu

Hello Forum, I just started using the Tab Menu, which I like, but I have only one problem I can't seem to overcome with it. When I use one of the tabs on the "Home" page to go to a substack and then later return, the tab remains hilited for the substack. I have tried a bunch of commands such as the ...
by deeverd
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Research and Post Secondary
Topic: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References
Replies: 8
Views: 3844

Re: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References

Hello again, Once more, a no-go. However, I didn't know about the wideMargins option, which definitely enhances the readability in some fields, so that helped. That was good advice. My guess is that hanging indents might not be a possible text formatting option at this time in LiveCode. I could cert...
by deeverd
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Research and Post Secondary
Topic: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References
Replies: 8
Views: 3844

Re: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References

Thanks Richard,

I'll give that a try in a little while and see how it works. If all is well, I'll make a posting afterward, so if anybody else in the future needs to do the same thing, they'll know how it is done.

Appreciate it.

Cheers,
deeverd
by deeverd
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Research and Post Secondary
Topic: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References
Replies: 8
Views: 3844

Re: Hanging Indents for APA Formatted References

Hi Richard, Thanks for the advice, however, after an hour of experimenting with a wide variety of variations on using the leftMargin and firstIndent, I still don't get anything that looks like the following: Witkin, B. R. (1975). An analysis of needs assessment techniques for educational planning at...

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