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  1. john9210

    Manage fonts

    FMP 15 Adv. 1. Is there a way to set the default font? I like to use Tahoma. 2. Is there a way to shorten the font list in the Format/Fonts menu? You used to be able to do this easily in older versions of FMP.
  2. john9210

    Footer does not print

    The footer on all of my FMP 15 layouts does not appear in Print Preview and does not print. This is happening on all my FMP 15 solutions, not just a particular file. However, it does appear in FMP 12 solutions (I have both FMP 15 adv and FMP 12 adv on my computer). I'm using Windows 10 Home. Sample file.fmp12
  3. john9210

    Can't select alternate row state

    The "Use active row state" option is selected, the "Use alternate row state" is not. Does this mean the alternate state also has to be selected? By the way, the problem occurs on both my desktop and my laptop computers..
  4. john9210

    Can't select alternate row state

    Attached is the FM file Example file.fmp12
  5. FMP 15 Adv, Windows 10 64 bit. I cannot select the alternate row state for the Body. All I get is a long vertical strip when I select Primary in the Inspector. See the attached Word file Cannot select Alternate Row State for Body.docx
  6. john9210

    Object jump

    I've asked this question some time ago and never got a good answer, so I'll try again. Just about every time I click on a layout object, including fields, the object jumps a point or two. I have to readjust its position. This happens on both my desktop and laptop computers. Both use Windows 10 64 bit. I usually have align to grid on but it makes no difference. The jump happens if align to grid is off. It also makes no difference if the object is aligned to the grid or not. When I click on it, it jumps. It does not matter what theme I am using.
  7. john9210

    Lock field

    I have a field that when the user enters a value I want to protect against editing since the field is used in a relationship. Is there a way to do this?
  8. john9210

    Font mangement

    I've tried, but most are protected fonts. I have already removed many non-protected fonts to another folder for safe keeping. Although I've hidden the protected fonts, they still show up in the FM font menu.
  9. john9210

    Font mangement

    I have hidden many fonts in the Windows 10 Font folder that I do not use. However, they continue to show up in the FM font menu. Is there a way to stop this? I would like to shorten the font menu to fonts that I use.
  10. john9210

    View as Form is grayed out

    Thanks. I didn't know there was a setting on Layout Setup.
  11. john9210

    View as Form is grayed out

    On one of my layouts, I can't view it as a form because in the Browse mode the View as Form is grayed out. On other layouts, it is not grayed out. How can I fix this?
  12. I’m trying to setup a portal that filters records with a calculation field. I have a set of Disk table records that have the fields Disks::Title and Disks::FirstLetter = Left(Title,1). The user selects a letter from a value list attached to a global field gFirstLetter. A dropdown displays values A through Z. The portal TO, FilterDisks, is a self join, using the “x” operator. It uses the filter criteria FilterDISKS::FirstLetter=FilterDISKS::gFirstLetter. When a value (A to Z) is selected by the user I expect the portal to display only records beginning with that letter. However, it does not display the records properly. Sometimes, but nor always, by clicking outside gets it to work. I guess my question is: can portals be filtered with a calculation field?
  13. john9210

    Accounting calculation

    Thanks, that was helpful. Since I will use these fields will be in a child table, I also need to display the total of deposits, the total of withdrawals and the last value (the current balance) in the primary table. How can I do that.?
  14. john9210

    Accounting calculation

    I would like to set up a solution that keeps track of account financial data. The primary table has the account name and other data. The related table has three fields: deposits, withdrawals and balance. I would like to calculate the total deposits, total withdrawals and current balance, and display them in the primary table.
  15. john9210

    FileMaker freezeup

    While creating a new solution, the file starting to freeze up when I try to access Part Definition. I have to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to close the program. It only occurs on this one file. File Recovery did not work, and saving as a compressed file did not work. Computer reboot did not work. What can I do?

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