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  1. I have a portal within a tab. Each portal row has a button bar. The buttons open popovers associated with the portal row context. If I change the layout of the popover, the associated button bar on the portal often disassociates from the portal row and jumps onto the tab surface. At that point it only shows in one portal row (the first), since it is back one layer. I have had a big problem getting it back where it belongs, sticking to the portal surface. I have dragged it out to a clean non-tab surface, I have tried copy pasting it back into place, moving it up down with the mouse, bringing various surfaces and objects forward and back, etc. Only recreating it from scratch seems to work. This is an intricate button and it's becoming problematic. Anyone know a technique to force the association of a button bar with a portal surface rather than an underlying tab? (I have noticed that my scheme gets messed up when the popover I am modifying extends beyond the portal, e.g. hanging out over the right side. At that point, if move a field in the popover, the button becomes unhinged, even though I never moved the button itself)
  2. Scribe 2.0 plugin works for a few hours and then throws an error message that it is in (expired) demo mode (please buy a license). A valid license number is entered via startup script; the extension is within Library/Application Support/...FMP Advanced/14.0/Extensions running FMPA 14 / mac OS X 10.10 Any ideas appreciated. ----- The registration result string reads "1 360Works Scribe 2.0; Enabled Type: Workgroup License Licensed To: (our Company Name)"
  3. Can Scribe merge two pdf files?

    As posted above, there is a scriptmaster workaround, but the plugin itself does not handle the combination of pdf files as you expect from the product description. If you are in a mac environment, Monkey Bread Software plugin will merge two pdf files into one the way you want to do it. 360scribe will append image or text content to a pdf file, but not one pdf file to another pdf file.
  4. I'm a bit confused as to Scribe360 capability. I would like to append a pdf file in container1 with a pdf file in container2 to create a single pdf file. I see a lot of references in the instruction sheet for adding blank pages and new text and new images to a pdf file, and I have done this successfully. But I can't see any way to add (append) a pdf to a DocLoaded pdf. Is this beyond the plugin capability?
  5. 360Patterns - Backreference flavor

    David, as a paying customer directed here by your company's website for support, I think your answer could have been a little more helpful than suggesting I google for a regex tutorial. I have a basic familiarity with regular expressions in environments beyond your product. I am trying to adapt that knowledge to the particularities of your product. Unlike other providers of paid plugins, 360Works provides minimalist documentation, at least for the regular expressions product. Here is the totality of 360Works documentation on backreference replacement in a regular expression: Quote Replacement - The text to replace the found occurrences with. This may contain *backreferences*. Unquote The word *backreference* then points to an external url containing the following information: Quote This syntax differs greatly between various tools and languages, far more than the regex syntax does. Please check the replacement text reference for details.... The list of replacement text flavors is not the same as the list of regular expression flavors... The reason is that the replacements are not made by the regular expression engine, but by the tool or programming library providing the search-and-replace capability. Unquote This external reference to the googlespace, provided by 360Works, then goes on to reference no fewer than 15 *flavors* of backreference usage that vary by tool. Since customers of 360Works have no way of knowing, based on information provided by 360Works with the commercial product, what tool they utilize, we are at this point, up the creek, with no recourse except to ask for a thoughtful, straight answer from a representative of the vendor. So, I try again, and will provide some multiple choice examples to get the thought process going. Would the backreference for (string1) in the parenthetically split regular expression (string1)(string2) be something like 1 or more like $1 or perhaps ${1} or maybe $1 or even &1 or something exquisitely different than any of the above? I bet we're talking less than 10 keystrokes here. I remain, Your Humble Customer
  6. I need help understanding the backreference flavor used in this regex plugin: //regexReplaceAll( text; regex; replacement) For example, what would the replacement backreference be for string1 in the following regex pattern: "(string1)(string2)" I'm trying all sorts of backslashes, numbers, ampersands, and dollar signs in combination and with curly parenthesis, and cant seem to get it.
  7. FM 11 Printing Issue

    Many of my reports had this problem, but I'm in OSX not windows. It is basically a page-setup issue. Try going into layout mode for the layout that is to be printed, and check the visible page breaks. You may find they aren't where you expect them to be, which causes truncation. On a mac, you can select page set up in the OS and verify that you are set up for the printer you actually use (not 'any printer'). In Filemaker when in the layout (and in layout mode) go to layout setup and from the printing panel there check page margin adjustments to get your page margins to match your layout fields. Finally, your printing job is likely scripted and you'll want to verify that you have set a Page Setup script step that captures the above (and will restore it) as the job is processed. I had to do this with three seperate reports to correct what sounds like the same problem as I shifted to FMP11.

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