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Footer Text Too Long
We are developing a contract layout for a client. There is a modestly long header (260 its.), short body (26pts), but a very long footer that is one large text box detailing terms and conditions. Its boiler plate but they need it there. Since it is one large block it won't print on the first page. Instead in preview mode the bottom half of the page, below the body, is blank and the boiler plate starts on a second page.
Is there a way to have this last large text block start on the first page and spill over onto a second page?
How can I get this to format correctly as one cohesive document?
Conditional Formatting on Report
I'm using Filemaker 11.
I have a table called Computers with fields:UID, Computer Name (MacBook0001, MacBookAir00002 ect.) this is a parent of the Hard Drives table which lists Hard Drive size and Hard drive type (SSD, or SATA) along with UID. I have a portal on the Computer layout which lists Hard Drive size and type that were assigned to the computer on the Hard Drive layout. I have setup basic report just listing the Computer name. I want to setup a conditional formatting on the report layout to color the computers name that only contains an SSD.
Displaying Multiple 'Found Sets' on a Layout
Hi all -
I have a question that I can't seem to figure out. I'm hoping that there's a way to do what I want but not sure if it's possible.
I'm pretty new to Filemaker, yet I've watched videos on working it and have what I initially want built out. I'm just a bit stuck at this one part though. A little background: I'm doing a database for a casting company and I now have a Layout built where I can pull Job Info from a Global Field created, and Filter my Talent through several fields I created; Age Range, Body Type, Ethnicity, Special Skills, etc. This Layout is meant to use the Find option so I can cast for specific sets of people. i.e. If I search for Age Range 18-25, it'll pull through my Talent DB and list all my 18-25 year olds in a found set.
From there, I want to pull these records from the 'Found Set' and List them in another Layout essentially. For each role, I'd like to do this and add it to that one, single layout. This way, when I cast for...8 roles, I can have all those that I've found in the found sets listed in one layout so I know who I can email to cast for a job.
I understand that the new layout will already have my found set inside the layout for me to view when I input what fields I need in there, yet what do I do when I want to input the remaining 6 roles? i.e. If I have Role 1 - Hipsters..I do my Find and I get 35 people from my Talent Database that qualify. I want these 35 people to be in that New Layout with Heading 'Role 1 - Hipsters'. Under the Found Records for 'Role 1', on the same Layout, I'd like to put 'Role 2 - Business', and I'd do a search for these people and list these 'Found Records' under 'Role 2- Business'. Then...Role 3...Role 4..etc.
Is this something that is possible? Thank you for your help!!
Here's what my Relationships and my layout with the filters looks like.
One-time use button
Apologies if this in the wrong place, but it seems like the best fit. Just wondering if anyone can help me out with a script I'm struggling with.
The background: I have a button I'm using to launch a new window with another layout, then create a new, related record. This action will only happen if the user has completed a specific field in the original layout (__pkCollectionRef), step one of the script.
With the new window open, the user will then make a selection from a checkbox set and close the window, which will put their selections into a field in the original layout.
This part's all fine. What I want then, however, is for the button to be made inactive once they've completed their selection, so the script won't run if they press it a second time (this is to prevent the creation of redundant records - there is another button that will allow them to edit their previous selections if required).
I've attached two screen grabs of the script steps. The first is the script I require help with, the second is the script run if the necessary conditions of the first are met (i.e the creation of a related record in a new window and layout).
The _fkPickList field in the original layout will only be populated upon the creation of the new related record, so I had thought that adding the isValid calculation as a means of halting the script would do the trick, however what's happening is that it's preventing the script from running in the first place.
As a side note, I've also added conditional formatting to the button so that when the _fkPickList field isValid the text is greyed out. This one discourages pressing the button a second time, however, not prevent it from working.
Thanks in advance for the help. All comments appreciated.
How to Change Layout Color in All Layouts?
By Mario Melendez
Hey guys, i have a question, i have more then 100 layouts and i wanted to know if there is a way to change the color to all layouts with just few clicks instead of going one by one?
I need to change color to font and to to fields.
thanks for any info.