Kent Searight

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About Kent Searight

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  1. "Send Event" does the trick. Thanks! -Kent
  2. I'd like to be able to perform a Traceroute during execution of a script running on FileMaker Pro (not FM Server) on a Windows 2012 R2 Server machine. Any ideas on how to do it? Thanks in advance! -Kent
  3. Right, that's what I did initially. But then after I configured the second machine as the Standby server I realized I'd made a mistake in one of the schedules. I corrected it in the Primary's schedule but I wasn't sure how to update it in the Standby since the Admin console in Standby doesn't function any more. I figured there had to be an easy way to update it since it's likely that schedules will be modified over time. I searched through FileMaker's documentation but couldn't find anything about the STANDBY UPDATE command affecting schedules. Thanks again! -Kent
  4. Hi Wim, That's a great help. Thanks! I asked about the XML file because I found a post somewhere on the web that recommended copying the "schedules and groups" file from the Primary to the Standby server, but they didn't say what the path was to the file. Just as well since it sounds like this could be problematic. Thanks again! -Kent
  5. Hi, I posted this 4 days ago on a FileMaker Community Discussion but no one has replied so I'll try here. How does one go about updating the schedules in a standby server so they match the schedules of the primary server? Is it just a matter of running fmsadmin STANDBY UPDATE /thefolderpaththeschedulesresidein? If so, where does the schedules and group file reside (I need info for both Mac & Windows)? Thanks in advance! -Kent
  6. Sorry, I wasn't expecting you to know InDesign. My question was more generic in nature, referring back to how you described data storage versus display. I think I have enough info now to at least know where to look for answers and which questions to ask. Thanks again, Michael, you've been a big help! -Kent
  7. I hadn't thought about it that way, but it makes sense. So, to take this a step further and apply it to PDF creation in InDesign, it would be up to InDesign's text box formatting (or possibly even a plugin's formatting options) to display the exported text in the desired direction flow. In other words, if the text is exported as "DELBMARCS" and I want it to display as RTL, then RTL formatting for the text box would instruct it to display as "SCRAMBLED". Does that sound about right?
  8. I think this gives me enough info to know where to focus my research. Your last comment about data export puzzles me a little though. If FM doesn't preserve the RTL character flow, then how do RTL text users deal with tab or comma separated data if it gets reversed on export? Or am I misunderstanding your statement? Thanks for the help, Michael. -Kent
  9. I'm trying to setup users of RTL (Right-To-Left) alphabets such as Hebrew and Arabic to use a database the same way as current users. Current users are worldwide, using Roman, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean alphabets, and more. All those alphabets are LTR (Left-To-Right) reading and they all display and perform properly using the Arial Unicode font. In our preliminary testing which involved importing of Hebrew translations, this was our feedback: The translation file is correctly set-up and translated – Israeli team confirmed. However when imported into the database it’s incorrectly shown (mix hebrew and english words) It gets even worse when we create pdf file as than the hebrew is really mixed up and even the words are scrambled (right to left). In hebrew words are shown like this: example in english for you, SCRAMBLED is show as DELBMARCS The PDF file referenced in line 3 is generated by InDesign. We export data from FileMaker then call InDesign to create a PDF from the data. It's important that the data exports for InDesign are correct since the primary purpose of the solution is to create localized product brochures. In summary, we need to do the following: Support RTL alphabet display in a solution that currently supports LTR alphabets Support data import of RTL alphabet without LTR characters replacing RTL characters Support editing of RTL data in the solution Support export of RTL data so that characters are kept in their proper order. Does anyone have any experience with this? In my research I found that WinSoft partners with FMI to create localized versions of FileMaker products. It sounds like we could use a localized version to get around this but we'd have to create all new fields and layouts just for RTL alphabet (i.e. a fair amount of work to setup, and then maintain) Thanks! -Kent
  10. Kind of a strange choice for behavior IMO. Thanks for pointing it out!
  11. Hi LaRetta, Thanks, this is a terrific find and it looks like it'll do what I want it to do (and more). Cheers, -Kent
  12. Hi Kris, It's mostly just out of curiosity if it can be done at this point. It's that "enquiring minds want to know" thing Happy Holidays to you, as well! -Kent
  13. Hi Kris, That is indeed a useful tool, but I don't see how it addresses the issue of styles within a theme that aren't being used, i.e. they're orphaned styles. Maybe I missed something. Thanks! -Kent
  14. Hi Wim, Customized. -Kent
  15. Hi all, I'm using a single CSS theme for all layouts in a given file. I'd like to know if there's a quick way to identify any styles in that theme that aren't being used anywhere in the file. Thanks in advance! -Kent