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  1. Hi Ender mmmmmm - I did as you suggest but it raises a problem and a further question. Firstly I did as you suggest - when I execute the script it turns the page into a find request with the curser blinking in the first field in the set tab order and, er, that's it. It simply launches a find. If this is normal (I really want a script to work right the way through from clicking a button to presenting the results in a list without a 'pause' in the middle that requires that I do something else). But in any case my manual selection of the find and pressing return thereafter makes no diff
  2. Hi Many, many thanks. I can't seem to get your script suggestion to work. Right now I'm using the following: Go to layout ["Contact") Enter Find Mode [Restore] Insert Text [select, "Committees_and_workin_groups" 10. ""] Perform Find [Restore, Replace Found Set] Go to Layout ["C/DL: Life Members ex. IFSC"] Perform Script [sub-scripts, "Sort by Company"] But for the lack of precision already mentioned it works fine... I can't see in your suggestion where the criterion itself is entered? In this case I take it that the criterion is "Life"??. My understanding of what
  3. OK - looked at the paper recommended. Very good and it seems that I've avoided most of the pitfalls he cites. Also I should have mentioned that the problem occurred in a repeating field - which, it seems are a no no. BUT here's the thing. I have built a test FM flat file - using an FM template to start with - and, using a non-repeating field, I have replicated the problem - on my own desktop (i.e. not a server based file). Here it is: 1) I have a value list that contains the following values: Receives: - Electronic Media Monitoring - All IIF IFSC LARC Life Life ex.
  4. There are two things I don't understand. 1) FileMaker's built in help suggests a) moving the body one pixel up or down depending on whether the names / addresses are being increasingly pushed down or up the page and adjusting the height of the header if the names / addresses are not spaced (between each whole name and address) properly. I understand but when they say move one pixel the only way I can see to change the sizes of the body is to drag it (I have to make it large to get one pixel at a time movement) - do I have this right or is there some way of inputting value
  5. Hi Thanks for this. Are you suggesting that: a) Hosting it on a server may have corrupted it and hence it isn't working properly HOsting it on a server renders searching unreliable It seems a very particular and strange fault to happen for such a reason - it seems that the fact that the searches share a common word and have a break between these words and that this confuses the system is also possible, no? Anyways, thanks..I'll give this a try. regards PMDA
  6. Hi I'm using FM 6.0v4. I have a label layout which is for most of its fields (except the name of the contact) using fields from a core (common) file of shared in formation in a relational database. The print preview of the labels looks fine but when I print it it breaks some lines in the middle and inserts the end of these in a new line like so. Mr. Ronan Foley Ecclestiacial Insurance Office plc 67 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2 The label is easily big enough and similar 2nd lines in other addresses are longer and a printing OK.... Also some addresses are putting th
  7. will do. We are a network of 7 users using a file stored on a server. I suppose we should all update. Paul
  8. No. Just 6.0v02. Do you think the update will make a difference? PMDA
  9. This is a problem I've had with FM6 on and off for a while. I have a value list on which there are about 20 values. One of them is called 'Pensions Distribution' and the other is called 'Pension Incentive'. When I search for 'Pension Distribution' records with the value 'Pension Incentive' are returned. I once called FM about this and got no explanation - except the suggestion that I shuld scrap the field and the associated value list and start again....Any ideas as to why it's doing this? PMDA
  10. Hi. Thanks for your reply. I can't see how you can do this on FM6. The only thing I can see is the Edit > Preferences > Document option..which allows you to run a script on opening the document but doesn't let you assign different scripts to different passwords. Regards Paul MacD
  11. Hi, Is it possible to write scripts that are executed once a specifc user has opened an FM6 file. I'm thinking of a script that will execute a zoom-to command for a specific user whose particular screen resolution will otherwise make the file hard to read? PMDA
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    FM6 Email to BCC

    Many thanks for your reply. I notice that this plug-in makes a virtue out of not using MS Outlook. My organisation requires (for record keeping purposes) that we use outlook for mail. Is there a plug-in that uses or allows you to use Outlook bcc box etc.. regards PMDA
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    FM6 Email to BCC

    Hi. I've looked around for ages and can't see the solution anywhere. I'm using FM6 and want to email a found set of contacts using the BCC box of outlook Does anyone have the correct script step (s)? I know there are various plug-ins that claim to be able to solve this but if there were a script I can stick into the open url box then that 'd be much better. thanks Paul MacD
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