I know there has been much discussion about dealing with RTFs in Xojo, with the conclusion that it’s pretty kludgy and slow. However, I wonder if my really (really) low end requirements might find a solution.
I need to parse text from a database into formatted paragraphs. One font, no character, or even word level styling - all paragraph level. Ten limited, hard coded paragraph styles that involve left and right indents, some pars are all caps and, in one case, the par is enclosed in parenthesis. I also need to access page breaks to add page numbers and specific end of page functions (breaking pars across pages)
I don’t need to open anything generated anywhere else. I just need my user to be able to write WYSIWYG in a text area and to be able to print and send to PDF.
Is this too much to ask of Xojo? My other option seems to be to create small, platform specific apps in Xcode/Visual Studio to supplement my Xojo created, cross platform app, accessing the same SQLite. I’d be more than happy with RTF, XML, HTML or whatever markup is required so long as I can hide the markup from my user and present them with a WYSIWYG editor.