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Read rich text from text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
RichText 4.4 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes
MBS( "RichText.ReadText"; text { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
text The text for the text file. "Hello World"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is native.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.


Returns OK or error.


Read rich text from text.
This is for reading RTF text. Be sure to have right text encoding to preserve special characters.

To read styled text into RichText functions, please use RichText.SetFormattedText.

See also

Example Databases

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Created 24th October 2014, last changed 4th January 2017

RichText.ReadRTF   -   RichText.ReadURL

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