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  1. Thanks, I was afraid that was going to be the answer. A tabbed panel would have been nice for this application, but there are other approaches that will work too.
  2. I would like to use a tabbed panel to hold portal records. I do know about replicating the portal in each panel and using a different starting record number. This looks viable, but I don't know how to implement some other features I also need: I want the name of the tab to be a field from the record in the portal. One possibility seems to be a custom function or calculated field in the parent record to provide that field. Or what other way might be better? I want the number of tabs to be variable, depending on how many portal records there are (there will be less than 10). I don't see
  3. I do not wish to dictate which PDF reader is installed. My default browser is Firefox but it is the PDF file association that controls what program is launched. I don't think Firefox's built-in PDF viewer is all that great. Just adequate I would call it. fwiw, I tried setting the PDF file association to Firefox and then to PDF-XChange Viewer. Both launch properly as viewers. It is only Acrobat that doesn't work.
  4. I am running FMP 13 Advanced on Windows 7. I've just been through a very frustrating exercise trying to open a PDF file with the default program, Adobe Acrobat, using Send Event. After extensive testing, what I've found is this: Send Event for a .TXT file results in the application associated with .txt being launched for the file. This works fine. Send Event for a .PDF file with the PDF file association set to Adobe Acrobat Reader results in Send Event returning an error 3 and Acrobat does not start. Send Event for a .PDF file with the PDF file association set to FoxIt Reader works fin
  5. Because I didn't know about them? I don't call myself a novice at FMP without reason! Looks like that might do it. I will read up on them and see how to apply it to my situation.
  6. I have a table containing the names of about 12 mailing lists (number of lists may change later). I need to allow the user to select which mailing lists are to be used for sending a message, And I'd like to design the layout in such a way that it will automatically adapt when the number of lists change. It would be easy enough to show the list names in a portal, with a checkbox for each list name. But I'd really like to have the list in three columns so it takes up less vertical space on the window. Is there a way to flow my list of names into three columns along with their checkboxes?
  7. So I could create a custom menu that would cause the tools I don't want used to be ignored or operate differently if the user clicked on them. Not quite as nice as removing the visual component as well, but that may work. Thanks!
  8. Thank you, but, ugh, I don't care for that approach. I guess the ability to modify the status bar in the way I want is not exposed. I'll think on my options.
  9. My application generates a report to a new floating document window, enters Preview mode and displays the status bar. The status bar has buttons for navigating through the report, printing, saving to Excel or PDF, etc. All that's just what I need. But below the button the status area includes controls to change the layout, switch the view, or exit preview mode. I don't want any of those capabilities available to the user. How can I eliminate this portion of the status bar? Or is there some other approach I need to take? And, is there a way to add a "close window" button to this
  10. Not sure what the right forum for this question is, but here goes. I am developing a home owner association solution. I have tables for homeowners and addresses, each with uids so I can relate them. That's all working. Now I want to add support for mailing lists. An address may be in one or more mailing lists. The relationship between addresses and mailing lists is many-to-many so I have created a join table containing address uid and mailing list uid. When I display a homeowner I display all their addresses (may be more than one) in a portal. For each address I want to displ
  11. Stephen, Thank you. I've done something along those lines but am sure there is a better way or more direct way to accomplish this. What I did was search the Address records for addresses that were Owner addresses with PMA flag set and neither address nor owner were deleted. I exported the address and homeowner uids to an Excel file. I repeated the search looking for BillTo records and exported that to another Excel file. Then I went to my new Billing file, which has fields only for address and homeowner uids, and first imported the Owner address set I had just exported. Then I
  12. I am uncertain how to get a particular search result. I am creating a Home Owner Association solution, which has: HOA table with one record Lots table with one record per lot (lots have a lot number) Home Owners table with current and previous (timeDeleted not null) home owners. There is a unique homeowner ID per record. Linked to Lots table by lot number. Addresses table with current and deleted (timeDeleted not null) addresses. Linked to home owners table by homeowner ID. Has a Type field with values such as Owner, Billing,and others. And has a PMA flag (0 or 1). I w
  13. I've been experimenting with using OnLayoutEnter and specifying the window dimensions as you suggested. However, the dimensions I have available in the layout inspector are the content dimensions, rather than the window dimensions, which can vary depending on whether tool and formatting bars are visible, and I presume vary with the platform as well. I'll try computing the difference between window and content dimensions at startup and applying those to the modal window.
  14. Thank you. I had not thought of using a script trigger, and that clearly is very helpful in this case. I had hoped not to specify the desired size of the layout window beforehand but instead allow the window to size automatically to the layout.
  15. I plan to make extensive use of modal windows in my application. When opening a modal window, I want generally to center it over its parent window. I do that by calculating relative window sizes and positions and then using Move/Resize Window to get it to be the proper shape and size. However, I have a "window flicker" problem--when I first create the window and assign the layout, the window is the same size as the underlying window. I cannot compute the position of the window until after I do a Resize to Fit so that I know the size of the new window. But by then the window is visible,
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