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Loads a HTML page as rich text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
RichText 5.2 Yes No No No Yes
MBS( "RichText.ReadHTML"; HTML { ; Encoding; BaseURL } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
HTML The html text to load. "<p>Hello</p>"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is native.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
BaseURL Optional
The base URL for relative links.


Returns OK or error.


Loads a HTML page as rich text.
Does not work on server due to missing main thread support for Cocoa.

Warning: The plugin can only read/write the styles/formats which Apple supports for their cocoa framework.

Looks like font OpenSans will be converted to Times. You can avoid it by replacing 'OpenSans' with e.g. 'Helvetica' before reading HTML.


Read HTML:

MBS( "RichText.ReadHTML"; "<p>Schokoladenplätzchen</P>" )

Convert HTML to formatted text:

Let ( [
r = MBS( "RichText.ReadHTML"; "<p>Schokoladenplätzchen</P>"; "UTF-8" );
o = MBS("RichText.FormattedText");
r = MBS( "RichText.Release" )
]; o )

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

Release notes

  • Version 10.3

Created 23th July 2015, last changed 29th June 2018

RichText.ReadFile   -   RichText.ReadRTF

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