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  1. Asu

    Modifier key problems

    Not true: https://community.filemaker.com/thread/113191
  2. A google search reveals that FMP not recognizing modifier keys is at least a decade old problem. It's hard to resist making some kind of a comment but I will resist. At any rate, it seems that restarting the computer, at least on a Mac, resolves the problem, (until it pops up again). My question is this: Is it understood what is it in the restarting process that corrects the problem, and if it is, is it something that can be imitated with some kind of script, command, etc? Thanks
  3. Well I would think it would decrypt it then pass in on to another app. But if I'm not mistaken, I understand what you are saying so thank you for your suggestion Asu
  4. Hello -- I would like to open pdf files that are stored in a secure external manner. Only the first page of multipage files show in a FM container window (if I';m not mistaken) so I am wondering about using Preview (Mac, of course). I can retrieve the file path to the secure file by processing the text output of the container file, and then use it as a variable filename in a Send Event script step, but Preview cannot open it. Any suggestions?
  5. I know. Don't use them. But There is a simple task and a repeating field would be a quick solution. Field 1: a number Field 2: a calculated repeating field, each repetition adds the repetition number to the value of Field 1. Can it be done? Thanks
  6. Sure but this is a concept question. Thank you for your answer. Sorry, I forgot to ask the other half. Now I need to set the "active field" to a value.
  7. Hello FM Mavens, I need to accomplish the following task. I have several fields, sequentially tabbed, named A, B, C, D etc. Each of them can be set to 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4. User sets some of the fields to a number other than 0 THEN: I need a script that sets the fields that were left empty to zero. Obviously it could be done by explicitly defining the fields but there are dozens. I thought of something like Go to next field, if (isempty "next field") set "next field" to 0. The problem is that the (isempty <field>) function requires an explicit field definition so how do I accomplish that? Or there may be a better solution? Thanks Asu
  8. Thanks but nothing over $10/month is worth it. It is a personal database.
  9. Hello - I have a simple, single-user (for me, written by me) FM solution that I need to access from multiple locations. I am ashamed to admit it but currently it is on a Dropbox account. I sort of works but it is a pain. What would be the cheapest way to host my file? Thanks, Asu
  10. Re the original question: A problem with the solution is that if the text that needs to be reduced in size begins with bold characters then the entire resized area becomes bold. is there a way to avoid it?
  11. Hello FM Mavens, I am likely missing something. I have a script step that calculates the dimensions of an image in a container field. There are many such fields so the script should work with any arbitrary one. I get the name of the field by using script parameter Get(ActiveFieldName). Let's say I have a container field "cont1". The script is triggered by entering the field. I am trying to calculate the height of the image by using GetContainerAttribute (Get ( LayoutTableName ) & "::" & Get ( ScriptParameter ); "height" ) The results are question marks - I am not sure why. If I explicitly identify the fields then the expression works. Tried the same expression (Get ( LayoutTableName ) & "::" & Get ( ScriptParameter )) in the script step "Set Field by Name" and it worked, which means that the expression correctly identifies the field the script is attached to. Then why is it not getting it the first step? What's wrong with the calculation? (FM17) Thanks Asu (I hope I posted it in the correct section)
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