Much like a word processor, FileMaker has commands to set the font, size, style, and alignment of the text in a field. When a field is active, or you've selected some text in a field, you can choose from any command in the Format menu. Also like a word processor, you can apply formats to paragraphs of text and you can even create tab stops within a field.
You can use all the usual commands (font, size, style, alignment, line spacing, and text color) individually, or use the handy Formatting bar.
Up To Speed: Find with Replace vs. Find/Replace
You may be wondering how Find mode combined with Replace Field Contents is different from Find/Replace (discussed earlier in this chapter). In fact, they're very different, but deciding which to use can be confusing. Here are some guidelines:
Find mode is significantly faster at finding things than Find/Replace. In Find mode, FileMaker uses something called an index, which lets it find 10 matching records out of...