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I am trying to have formatted text output using the "OutputFormattedText" function to be justified in the Word document. I do not see text alignment when changing the attribute.

I tried adding a formatted paragraph, but it gives an error when trying to output the formatted text:

"Error while executing script:

Script: formatting, line 14

OutputFormattedText: You cannot use an OutputFormattedText method within a paragraph or list."

I also tried manipulating the HTML format, but it ignores any justification settings.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you,


by Vladimir Bis
Posted on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 13:43

Hi Francois,

if you still didn't resolve this problem please paste your code here.

by Sadiq AL-Shara
Posted on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 12:18


My main goal is to output in a report the styled text value of an attribute (most importantly numbering/bulleting) in a different font, font size, and font color from what the attribute originally exists in the database, example:

Attribute as it exists in the database:

Attribute as it should be outputted in the report:

The only solution I could find was to:

  1. Add a font format in the database with the desired settings
  2. Retrieve the attribute using getHTMLFormattedValue()
  3. Merge the retrieved attribute with the font format added to the database using getMergedFormatting
  4. Outputing the result with getHTML using OutputFormattedText

The code is something like the below:

var nLocale = Context.getSelectedLanguage()
var p_aModel = ArisData.getSelectedModels()
var p_StyledValue = p_aModel[0].Attribute(Constants.AT_NAME, nLocale).getHTMLFormattedValue())
var FontList = ArisData.getActiveDatabase().FontStyleList()
p_StyledValue = p_StyledValue.getMergedFormatting(FontList[0].Font(nLocale) )
p_output.OutputFormattedText( p_StyledValue.getHTML() )

Everything worked perfectly except for one hiccup: the final result magically had an indentation before the output by 6mm, example:

Edit: After more research, the issue is with bulleting an attribute itself, where it inserts the indent by default, hence I don't think there is a way to manipulate this indentation

by Stefano Pulliero
Posted on Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:56

Is there a method to manipulate a text HTML retrieved in an attribute using getHTML() method? I wish output the result manipulated using OutputFormattedText



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