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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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Hello,

I think I already have the answer to this but thought I'd put it out here to be sure.

Using FusionPro Desktop 6.2 I am trying to create a tagged text file that would allow me to highlight a variable field in my data with yellow.

From what I have been able to read, and try, it appears that in this version the column width has to be set to a fixed number.

Does anyone know if there is a way to create a var column width using this version of FusionPro?

If so, would you please share the tag syntax in combination of applying a background color?

Thanks,
Keith
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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Highlighted Variable text

When you mention column width, I assume you're talking about creating a table cell with a background color, which is often used to create a highlight effect on the cell contents. You can use the FusionoProTextMeasure object to calculate the width of the text, and set the width of the table cell (the column) accordingly.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Hi Dan,

Below is how i have my syntax, can you tell me what I'm doing wrong.


<table columns = 1 alignment = “left” Margins="Top:5;Bottom:5;Left:5;Right:5"
CellShading = "Yellow">
<column width = FusionProTextMeasure.CalculateTextExtent>

<row><cellshading="Yellow"><cell><(variable name="Company")>
</table>


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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Default Re: Highlighted Variable text

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Below is how i have my syntax, can you tell me what I'm doing wrong.

<table columns = 1 alignment = “left” Margins="Top:5;Bottom:5;Left:5;Right:5"
CellShading = "Yellow">
<column width = FusionProTextMeasure.CalculateTextExtent>

<row><cellshading="Yellow"><cell><(variable name="Company")>
</table>
You can't just put "FusionProTextMeasure.CalculateTextExtent" in the table markup tags. You have to actually call the function in a JavaScript rule. Take a look at the code in this thread, which is doing basically the same thing:
http://forums.pti.com/showthread.php?t=2578
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Old January 25th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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Here's my version of the rule:
Code:
var Text = TaggedDataField("Name") // Replace with your field
var PointSize = 10; // set the type size
var Font = "Helvetica"; // set your typeface
var Color = "Yellow"; // set highlight color

var tm = new FusionProTextMeasure;
tm.pointSize = PointSize * 100;
tm.font = Font;
tm.CalculateTextExtent(Text);

var myTable = new FPTable;
myTable.AddColumns(tm.textWidth + 100); 
var theCell = myTable.AddRow().Cells[0];
theCell.PointSize = PointSize;
theCell.Font = Font;
theCell.ShadeColor = Color;
theCell.ShadePct = 100;
theCell.Content = Text;
theCell.Margins = { Top: 0, Bottom: 0, Left: 0, Right: 0 };
return myTable.MakeTags();
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Check out the JavaScript Guide and JavaScript Reference! FusionPro 8.0 and newer use JavaScript 1.7. Older versions use JavaScript 1.5.

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