To-Format-a-Field-Value

To Format a Field Value

To Format a Field Value

  1. Double-click a text object to display the appropriate text editing dialog box.
  2. Double-click the field you want to format.

    The Field dialog box is displayed. If formatting is available for the field, the Field
    Format button is displayed.

  3. Click Field Format.

    In the Additional Format dialog box, the current value of the field is displayed.
    When you select an option, the result is displayed in Preview.

  4. Enter a conversion factor to apply to the current value.

    For example, to convert inches to millimeters, enter 0.03937.

  5. Enter any text that you want to precede or follow the field value.

    For example, enter mm for millimeters.

  6. Select a decimal separator. Select None or Comma to group thousands.
  7. Select an option for suppressing zeros:
    • Leading: Suppresses leading zeros in all decimal field values. For example, 0.5000 becomes
      .5000.
    • Trailing: Suppresses trailing zeros in all decimal field values. For example, 12.5000 becomes
      12.5, and 30.0000 becomes 30.
    • 0 Feet: Suppresses the feet portion of a feet-and-inches field value when the distance is
      less than one foot. For example, 0′-6 1/2″ becomes 6 1/2″.
    • 0 Inches: Suppresses the inches portion of a feet-and-inches field value when the distance
      is an integral number of feet. For example, 1′-0″ becomes 1′.
  8. Click OK.

    In the Field dialog box, the field value is displayed in Preview with the formatting
    you specified.

  9. Click OK.

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