An Alpha Anywhere User Guide to the Desktop.

Adding Fields and Text

When you create a new Label or Letter layout, the editor automatically inserts a Rich Text object. To use this Rich Text Object, you add the fields and text you want to appear when the Labels are printed. Rich Text Objects make it easy to seamlessly mix text and fields; they let you suppress blank spaces, and they make it easy to change the fonts, point size, color, alignment, and other text attributes. If you unsure whether you have a rich text object, hold the cursor above the object until Alpha Anywhere displays its name.

Rich Text Editor

The Alpha Anywhere Rich Text Editor gives you many word-processing capabilities. You can select a variety of fonts, styles, and sizes, align paragraphs of text, insert page breaks, and find and replace words and phrases.

Using Memo and Rich Text Memo Fields

You can use memo fields and rich text memo fields for:

Working with Conditional Rich Text Fields

Fields and calculations, inserting fields and calculations, creating calculations, inserting soft line-breaks, the ELSEIF statement, and more

Working with Rich Text Fields

Adding rich text fields to a layout, using an RTF field, changing text properties, inserting date and time stamps, and more.

Working with Rich Text Objects

A Rich Text Object is a formatted text control that you can display on a layout.

Working with RTF Data

Using Xbasic, you can manipulate data in variables and in RTF memo fields. In order to manipulate a RTF memo field, you need to create a temporary RTF object, manipulate its contents, and then put the contents of the temporary RTF object back into the RTF memo field. The RTF.CREATE() method is used to create a RTF object. Refer to RTF Functions and Methods for more information.