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  1. Hi Ocean, This is great. Using portals like this never crossed my mind. I have a lot to learn. I had some doubts about using the value lists. The portals work nicely here, and they don't rely on any special fields. This is what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing and taking the time to demonstrate this! GG
  2. Hello all, I have created this sample solution to demonstrate a technique that I'm trying to implement using custom value lists. I was able to fix my first issue, but the way it was fixed is bothering me a little. Because it seems like too much overhead to have a non-global/non-calculation field serving the same purpose as one. This version actually uses two extra fields whereas the first was using one field. Maybe I am over reacting and this will not cause any issues and is a fine alternative, but I wanted to reach out and see if anyone else had any thoughts, ideas or suggest
  3. Why yes... that would be the missing link to my issue. I even had a separate layout for the print preview too. I was reluctant to ask about such a trivial issue, but I have ran into this on another solution as well. Thank you for the response!
  4. I am designing a layout for print, and I need to see the page margins in the layout design. The problem is that the option is grayed out in my menu under View > Page Margins. The funny thing is that it is available on some of my layouts, but unavailable on others. Anyone else experience this? Thanks, GG
  5. Yea I tried moving the <<Company::Name>> field between the Body and it's Sub-summary part, but I didn't think to try it in the Header part with the <<State::Name>>. And just because I had to reference it, I used the following Hide Object When: GetNthRecord ( Address::fDealerID; Get ( RecordNumber) - 1 ) != Address::fDealerID or GetNthRecord ( Address::State; Get ( RecordNumber) - 1 ) != Address::State Thanks again comment!
  6. Hello again, I am trying to have a sub-summary field repeat only once per page. I have made several different attempts now, and I have ran out of ideas. The field is related to another group of fields. When it spans across pages, it would be nice to relist it. When the field prints every occurrence on the same page, it becomes crowded. I found two threads asking a similar question, but the answers are not very clear to me. It seems like this should be an easy thing to do, but I am out of ideas. 1) http://fmforums.com/topic/55560-repeat-sub-summary-field-new-page 2) htt
  7. Oh nice. This is along the lines of what I was seeking. I'm not familiar with using the persistentID stuff, so I will look into this a bit. Thank you for chiming in on the conversation too! Glad I'm not the only one who has little gripes about these things. This community makes Filemaker shine beyond any of its short-comings though. But of course, that is one of the many attributes that qualifies you as a guru. Thank you all, GG
  8. Hi Steve, everyone here is a guru compared to myself. I've been using Filemaker for only a short time now. I guess that was a bad statement to make and probably reduced the number of replies (not my intention). Thank you for your reply. It sounds like I'm on the right track at least. So, I tried hard coding the printer from the scripts, but it only lists the printers connected to the current machine. I was hoping there was another way or maybe something I was missing to accomplish this. So the script would need to be setup from each PC that uses the solution. I was afraid of this. It
  9. Hey everyone. Reaching out to the gurus again I have a situation with printing and I have tried a few things outlined below, but I was hoping someone might offer other suggestions before I go in a completely different direction with this... Ugh Hardware: The computers involved are Windows based PCs and they each have a different brand/model of printer. I only tested it with one other PC so far because of this issue. In case it matters, the related printer is an HP Officejet 6000. It has wireless capabilities, but it is wired to the subject PC. Preface: I have a series o
  10. Yes. I recall that check box... Thanks LaRetta
  11. Hi comment, I looked over the workings of your demo. I appreciate this tip, and also for the example on how repeating fields work. I attempted to go a little further and modified your demo. It adds a bit more depth on the ordering system. I got the report working to reflect on my changes. However, it now shows zeros where the quantity was blank before. This is a minor issue, and I used conditional formatting to suppress it. I wonder if this could be done without showing the zeros at all (mainly for formatting purposes)? If anyone is interested, have a look and see if it's a trivial task
  12. Yes- two extra fields for each product is quite a bit of overhead for just one report. Thank you for the response, the demo, and the link. I'll have a look at it tomorrow.
  13. Oh wow. This isn't the first time I've made that mistake And I got it working as expected once that was fixed it. So, this leads me to wonder... This turned out to be pretty simple. But if you wouldn't mind sharing, I would interested to learn. It might help another newbie one day. Thanks again
  14. Well yes- it is the same data, but the condensed format is the goal here. Again, this report will be printed and the pages are used outside of Filemaker. In this case, the quantity field is what makes it unnecessary for an order to have two or more line-items for the same product. This was one thing that led me to think it was necessary to use a cross-tab report. (I am new and still learning the basics with reports, my apologizes)
  15. Hi comment, I guess I didn't ask a question- but I was wondering if it were possible to generate such a report? And to get some direction if it is possible. I'll try to explain the scenario more. There is an excel sheet in place used to keep track of products per order from each customer. The row shows the Order Number, Customer's Name (missing in my examples), Order Date, Ship Date, and a tally of each product per order. The Trailing Grand Total part would show the totals for each page. I'm having trouble condensing the "tally of products" per order on a single row. (My guess is tha
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