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  1. Thanks for the info. I'll take a look ???
  2. On the main layout of my database I have a printer icon that is clicked on to print. Is there a way to create some type of popup menu or selection menu that appears with print options to choose from then either the mouse hovers over the icon or the icon is clicked? Or am I stuck with sending the user to another layout that has options listed to select from? Thanks in advance for the info.

    Center Layout?

    Somewhat. Although both are dealing with a sepcific problem they do kind of overlap.

    Center Layout?

    I'll give it a shot. Thanks again for the help.

    Page Breaks

    I've included a link to a screenshot of what I am trying to explain. Comment, I understand what you are saying about printing DATA rather than the interface, however we need to have that ability (if possible). Thanks to everyone who has offered advice.

    Center Layout?

    Hmmm...I think I may have worded it wrong. My screen is a 19" wide set at 1440 x 900. I have everything within the 8.5 x 11 "canvas" that is set by Filemaker. Everything is centered and lined up the way I need it to be within the 8.5 x 11 boundary. However, because of the size of my screen everything is to the left. If I was using a standard resolution setting of 800 x 600 then I am sure the standard 8.5 x 11 canvas would be dead center on my screen. Imagine it like when you go to view a website that the developer has not centered on to your screen. The entire site displays starting at the far left and you end up with a nice gap over to the right side of your screen. For examples check out msn.com and foxnews.com Msn is dead center on your screen no matter what the resolution is set at. Foxnews on the other is not dead center if your resolution is higher than the standard 800 x 600 dimensions. It is left justified with a nice white gap to the right. Does that make sense? I hope I worded it right. I appreciate the response. And if anyone can shed some light on centering my database interface on my screen without messing up page breaks when the screen is printed, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks again!

    Center Layout?

    Is there a way for me to center my layout and still stay within the printing margins? I've accepted the fact that I need to stay within the 8 x 11 boundaries for printing purposes, but it sure drives me crazy when working in the database and my database is shoved to the left while I have a huge margin of empty area to the right of the center. I would like for it to be dead center in the middle of the screen. Thanks for your help.

    Page Breaks

    Thanks for the info guys. No worry on the scrolling by other users. This database is for our office and all our screens are the same 19" wide. I guess I could stay within the boundaries and do a zoomed in view. Thanks again gang!

    Page Breaks

    Hmmm... so I am possibly "stuck" as far as setting custom height and width for my interface? If I didn't have to print that wouldn't be such a big deal. I would make my interface as large as I wanted and the turn off the page break bars.
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    Page Breaks

    I'm still a newbie to FMP and am struggling with the page breaks. I work on a 19" wide screen set to 1440 x 900. So of course I have designed our database interface to take advantage of the extra screen space. The problem is my interface does not fall within the 8 x 11 page FMP has given me to work with. So when I print, instead of it being on one page, it is split between two pages. I have searched the forums, gone through the FMP men options and just can't seem to find a setting to change the page breaks. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  11. Is there a way in Filemaker Pro to have it retrieve system information (operating system, hardware components,etc.) and auto fill the information into fields?
  12. Ender, works perfect! Thank you! That has been a headache for me to figure out. Guess we all start off somehwere. Thanks again!
  13. Hi Fei. I tried your suggestion and it displays the CURRENT record but not the TOTAL number of records. On my layout I have the following: Curent Customer Record (this displays the current record I am working on) Total Customer Count (This is what I need.. something to show the total number of records in the database). Thanks for your help :)
  14. I know the total number of records is listed to the left in the tool palette. But is there a field I could use to show the total record count? Basically something that displays the total number of customers in the database? Thanks.
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