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Author Topic: Bug report: Leading blanks truncated in variables  (Read 4311 times)

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Bug report: Leading blanks truncated in variables
« on: November 17, 2009, 10:20:27 AM »
When the contents of Form Letter Machine variables start with blanks, they are truncated.  This problem was introduced to the three latest versions of the TFLM, but doesn't appear in the earlier releases.

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Concerning a separate problem, if a target file name is given in the shortcut that launches the TFLM, then the program is exited without saving the output file (i.e. without using the Close button), a 0K output file is created on the disk. It would be nice if this empty file was just deleted.

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Re: Bug report: Leading blanks truncated in variables
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 10:23:17 AM »
i can fix that.
ps. did you see the new online version (www.tfdocs.com)?

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Future features & formats for The Forms Letter Machine
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 02:47:27 PM »
Did you see the new online version (www.tfdocs.com)?
I haven't looked at it yet, but I will. So the main idea with the online version is to collaborate with others on building a knowledge tree of answers?

Now that both web and desktop applications support XML export, perhaps the XML format should be the new native (default) application format as it is for MS Excel 2007.  If so, that brings us to a new issue.

Microsoft introduced XPF in Windows Vista to compress XML files into an object-oriented binary.  That really speeds load time for Windows Vista and 7 users. I'm not sure where it leaves Windows XP users though since XML files can be very large.

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Re: Bug report: Leading blanks truncated in variables
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 11:11:25 PM »
fixed and new version uploaded.