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  1. elipsett

    Airmail on OSX 10.12.6

    I've been using FMP13 on MacOSX 10.12.6 with Apple Mail to send FMP-generated emails with attached PDFs. I recently switched from Apple Mail to Airmail, and it is now impossible to send emails from FMP. Does anyone know if Airmail can send mail with attachments on Sierra MacOS 10.12.6, if I upgrade to FMP16? That's the only reason I might really need to upgrade, and since upgrading to FMP16 will also require a few new computers to run the new OS that the new FMP demands, I'd rather not spend all that money now if I can avoid it. Thanks.
  2. elipsett

    FMS 11v5 on OSX 10.7 with Java 7.51

    Apparently the problem is a missing permissions manifest in main jar, according to error information: java.lang.SecurityException: Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar: http://localhost:16000/admin-client-lib/admin-console-client.jar at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployManifestChecker.verifyMainJar(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployManifestChecker.verifyMainJar(Unknown Source) at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.doLaunchApp(Unknown Source) at com.sun.javaws.Launcher.run(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:744)
  3. I made the silly mistake up letting Java update itself, and now of course FMS won't launch. I've cleared the Java cache several times, rebooted several times, and no matter what I do the app still says it won't launch. Is there any fix known for this? It would be really nice if I didn't have to reformat the whole system again just to get it running. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
  4. elipsett

    Formatting number result for sub-summary

    Thank you. That does indeed seem to be what I'm looking for. I'll go ahead and plug it in later today and see what happens.
  5. Numbers reported in sub-summaries in reports are automatically rounded. It would save me an enormous amount of time and effort if there were merely some way to convert those numbers to integers. Since they are showing up in reports, though, it seems to be impossible to perform any calculations on them, and for other reasons it is difficult to convert to an integer elsewhere. Alternately, if it is possible to capture a number displayed in a sub-summary into another field for manipulation that might work too, but again because this is in a report every time I try to capture the number, I end up capturing a number representing the entire found record set, not just the subset I need. The non-integer number displays perfectly for each sub-set in the report, but I can't find any way to convert that displayed number into the integer value I need. I welcome any suggestions, but it would be enormously difficult to create a sample DB to short you exactly what is involved. Thanks for your time.
  6. elipsett

    'sliding' portal?

    I don't understand fully how it works, but it does indeed work. Thank you very much for your time!
  7. elipsett

    'sliding' portal?

    Thank you, Dan. I got sidetracked by a customer who couldn't seem to locate his posterior with both hands, but should be able to get back to this shortly. I understand what you're saying, and will try it soon. Probably tomorrow.
  8. elipsett

    'sliding' portal?

    All jobs have at least one job item. A sample list might look like: Joe Bloe - January 2012 --Job No. 1 ---Cleaning skyhook ---Installing new skyhook --Job No. 2 ---Loafing about - March 2012 --Job No. 1 ---Rinse and repeat I can display all this just fine using reports and sub-summaries now. The trouble is getting that lowest level (---) to display all items, but no blanks. It does not have to be handled with portals but that seems to be the only approach that offers me a chance of getting what I want. I don't completely understand your suggestion. This is a year-end report for contractors. We generate one report for each contractor, breaking down jobs and job descriptions within. Can you explain a bit more clearly? I am only beginning to get into reports and a lot of it hasn't gelled yet.
  9. elipsett

    'sliding' portal?

    This seems to be what I need to know. I am printing year-end pay reports for people we pay money to, and the information in the body is displayed using a portal. Each person receives one report for the prior year, listing payments for each month, and within each month by each individual job, and within each job by individual job items. The last item (job items within a given job) is displayed using a portal. Everything else works fine, but the only way to display multiple job items for a given job is to set the portal to display a large number of records. Most people only have one job item per job, which means all those blank lines take up a lot of space. Is there any way to dynamically set the number of portal lines displayed based on the number of records it will display? So if there is only one job item, the portal will be only one line high. If there are 10 job items on that particular job, the portal window expands to hold ten lines. Thanks.
  10. Gee, that was pretty obvious, wasn't it? I was looking for the pretty top menu displayed in the WIndows version and never noticed. Thanks for the help!
  11. I recently had to switch to a new Mac, how running 10.7.5, and moved my copy of FMA11 over to the new machine, then updated it to the latest 11.0v4 version. The new installation works normally in every regard EXCEPT there is no menu bar in the Manage Script window, and when editing a script there is no script copy/paste option shown. In other words, it seems to have installed as standard FMP11, not FMA11. The CD is correct, the serial is correct, and it is only installed on two machines, and the other installation is on a different network (my home). The same CD was used to install into my home Windows XP machine and the prior Mac 10.5 machine, and worked perfectly on both. Still works perfectly on the XP system at home. I have deleted and re-installed twice into the Mac system with no change. Any suggestions? (Including "try posting in the xxx forum" if this turns out not to be the right place...) Thanks.
  12. elipsett

    Text runon in email body text

    OK, I have a better idea of what the issue is. When I set the script to send the email via SMTP direct, it works perfectly, with CR/LF where they are supposed to be. When I set the script to go through my email client (Outlook), all the CR/LF codes are stripped out. I haven't been able to find any setting anywhere in Outlook or FMP that might have any effect, unfortunately.... I say unfortunately, because unless I can see each email one at a time and make sure it says what it is supposed to say, it'll be a royal PITA to debug the whole script...
  13. elipsett

    Text runon in email body text

    Addition: I tried using char(10), char(13) and char(10)&char(13) as the CR/LF codes in the above, instead of the paragraph symbol, and the output displayed in the Outlook message was the same.
  14. elipsett

    Text runon in email body text

    FMP11 under OSX10.7, sending email to Outlook 14 When I generate the email, I want the body text to be calculated depending on an external field. That part works fine. The body of the message, however, appears as a single run-on block in the email, regardless of the paragraph markers. I suspect I'm missing something obvious, as I often do, but cannot see why this shouldn't work. Any suggestions? ===== If (Mailings.language="English"; "Thank you for all your assistance and support throughout the year." & "¶¶" & "I enclose the report for the prior six months. If you cannot open the file, or you would prefer a printout by mail, please reply to this email and I will be happy to help. " & "¶¶" & "Best regards"; ...[the rest of the IF statement...]
  15. I need to output a lot of 6-month reports and email them off to various people. The script works under WIndowsXP, creating a PDF from one table/layout, then appending new pages to that same PDF from other tables in the same database. When I move the script to OSX, however, the initial PDF created using SaveRecordAsPDF is created with permissions set to R/W for me, but to read-only for Staff and Everyone, (apparently) making it impossible for the following script steps to append new pages to the PDF. (FMP reports that it canot access the created PDF, and since the permissions are set to read-only for other users, and I think FMP reports itself as a user, I suspect that's what the problem is... correct me if I'm wrong!) I'm testing this in a folder on my OSX10.7 machine, folder and all FMP files set to unlimited access. If I can get it working, I will want to run it from the v11.FMS running on a 10.7 machine. I don't especially care where it generates the PDFs, as long as they're emailed they can be deleted immediately. (I get a cc of the email). If necessary I can generate three PDFs and just mail all three of them to the same person, but it would be nicer if the recipient only needed to open/print one file. Any suggestions on how to fix this permissions issue? Thanks. Addition added later: Never mind... I'm an imbecile, and sorry for having bothered you. File path specifications are different between Mac and WIndows.

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