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Writes current rich text to a container.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
RichText 4.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ✅ Yes
MBS( "RichText.WriteContainer"; Format { ; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Format The file format to use. Can be DOC, DOCX or RTF. "DOC"
FileName The file name to use for the container. "test.doc" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Writes current rich text to a container.
Please pass format type:
  • doc: creates old style Word document
  • rtf: created rich text file.
  • docx: creates newer Word document.
  • html: creates html file.
  • webarchive: creates html and renders web archive.
  • opendocument: creates open office document.

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


Read a file, apply replaces and save it:

# load from container
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("RichText.ReadContainer"; Replace Text in Word File::InputContainer)]
If [MBS("IsError")]
    Show Custom Dialog ["Error"; "Failed to read file."]
    Exit Script []
End If
# now loop through records to do replaces
Go to Record/Request/Page [First]
    Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("RichText.ReplaceText"; Replace Text in Word File::Old Text; Replace Text in Word File::New Text)]
    Go to Record/Request/Page [Next; Exit after last]
End Loop
# write file
Set Field [Replace Text in Word File::OutputContainer; MBS("RichText.WriteContainer"; Replace Text in Word File::format)]
# cleanup
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("RichText.Release")]

See also

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Created 16th October 2014, last changed 14th August 2017

RichText.TextLength - RichText.WriteDOC