FM 18.104.22.1685 on Windows 7 Enterprise
I've created a character tag (Skip Spelling) with all properties set to "As Is" except for Language, which is set to "None." The purpose of this tag is to have FM skip certain terms for spell checking. For example, my document discusses many different file extensions, such as .TXT, .DAT, etc. These terms can't be added to the dictionary due to the "Space Before" setting for periods, which I don't want to change.
Applying this character tag works fine, except in two instances:
Thanks very much for your help.
I can't help much with the respacing issue. Double check that your Skip Spelling character format really is changing only the Language. See what changes in the Character Designer when you apply the format, or save a file as MIF and examine the definition of your Skip Spelling character format.
Copy Special > Character Format copies all properties of the character formatting. So the Find/Change dialog is behaving as expected - which unfortunately for you, isn't as wanted.
Thanks, Mike. I did check the format in a .mif file, and only language is changed -- so the spacing glitch will remain a mystery.
On Copy Special > Character Format, I thought that maybe if you clicked in a paragraph without selecting anything, it would copy the character tag and not all character properties, which you indicate is not correct. Wishful thinking on my part, I guess. Geez, you should be able to copy a tag in FM (character or para.).
Out of curiosity, is there a difference in the behaviour of Copy Special > Character Format? you could have text under the cursor which has a paragraph style applied but no character style …
FieryP. - Not sure what you are asking, but the character tag was applied to the text from which I copied the character format.
If you are asking about copying character format when no char. tag has been applied, I tried that, though it doesn't apply to my situation. What I found was that the text characteristics of the paragraph tag are copied.
That's what I was curious about – and yes, you'd expect that copying a character format from text to which a character style has been applied would load the clipboard with the definition used in the style. Good luck with resolving this one!
As Mike says, the Copy Special function copies the existing formats (paragraph or character) at the insertion point, not the Catalog definitions. This is the way that the function has behaved all along in FM.
If you just want to apply the Language> None setting using the Change/Find, then use the Change > To Character Format... option and set the Language to None, leaving all of the other options to AsIs.
Note: this will create a character format override instead of applying a character tag.
What is needed is an enhancement to the Copy Special where the user can either specify the format or the tag at the insertion point [and this enhancement should also allow Object formats/styles to be copied as well].
Thanks, Arnis. I didn't think about just applying the override - that is definitely one solution. I prefer to have the character tag, though. Glad you voted on the feature request I mentioned earlier in this thread.