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Old February 24th, 2020, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Tagged Text File

I see a few problems.

First, watch out for curly quotes in tagged markup, especially for tag attributes. This:
<f name=“Minion Pro Bold“>
should be:
<f name="Minion Pro Bold">
You should make sure that whatever editor you're using for these files has the option to convert straight quotes to curly or "smart" quotes turned off.

Second, there's no such thing as an ending </f> tag. If you want to apply the font change just to a particular range of text, and revert to the previous font after, you can use a <span> tag pair, either like so:
<span><f name="Minion Pro Bold">some text in Minion Pro Bold </span>and revert to previous font
<span font="Minion Pro Bold">some text in Minion Pro Bold </span>and revert to previous font
Third, I don't have your font, but 90 percent of the time in FusionPro, you don't call out a font with both the family name (i.e. Minion Pro) and the style name (i.e. Bold). Instead, you probably need to just call out the family by name, then apply the bold style, like so:
<f name="Minion Pro"><b>
<span font="Minion Pro" bold=true>
Following up on that, if all you're really trying to do is turn the text bold, then you shouldn't really need to specify the font name at all. You should be able to simply use a <b> tag, or <span bold=true>, to take whatever the running font family is and turn it to its bold style.

That said, though, I wonder why you feel the need to use a tagged markup file for this in the first place. You could simply add a Formatted Text Resource, define all the fonts and styles in the Text Editor, and call that Formatted Text resource out in a rule instead of the tagged markup file, and not have to muck about with tags at all. I mean, it's fine to use tagged markup, but as you can see, you have to get the tagging right, which can be a bit tricky.

I suspect there are other ways to reduce the complexity of this job, such as using Text Replacement to directly convert text such as [bank name] to a data field value without having to write some kind of regular expression replacement code, but I would need to see the job to offer more specific suggestions.

Finally, for problems like this, always do a regular composition instead of a Preview, so that you can view the log file and look for relevant messages.
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