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  1. oh, I think I get what you're saying. I should probably be showing the records from a different table. I thought you meant table view in the layout. I think that might work. I just have to remove some of the "categories" that have empty sub summaries. Using the layout with sub summaries did this for me automatically.
  2. I don't know how to use a category table. I don't think Sub summaries used to display in browse mode in older versions of filemaker. Having them show up is a nice feature, but without having a body section on your layout, I don't think you can go to record. Since there aren't really any records showing, just summaries of the records.
  3. I have a similar problem. I have a tablet (windows 8) that imports records from the filemaker server into the local filemaker database (fm10 adv). Then the tablet is taken out of the wireless range and updates are made. returning to the wireless range to update the info in filemaker server doesn't work until filemaker is restarted on the tablet. Once the connection is lost, the connection can't be made again until filemaker is restarted, even if the network files weren't attempting to be accessed when outside the network.
  4. I have a layout that has header, subsummary, and footer. It displays fine in browse mode, but I can't scroll the window to the record I want. I can use the scroll window page down, but that doesn't give me control to stop exactly where I want. The user sees the list of subsummaries, then clicks one. That takes the user to a report. Then from the report, they can go back to the list and I want the window to be scrolled to the same place as when they left it. Go to record by calculation and scroll window to selection don't work in this layout. Is there any other way?
  5. I think I figured out a way to do it. It's quite complicated. I'll try to explain it if anyone else is interested, otherwise I'll save my breath and everyone else the confusion of my explanation.
  6. I have a pretty complex idea and I'm not sure if it's possible. I'm printing an invoice on letter sized paper in landscape. It prints great, but the address doesn't fit particularly well in the window of an envelope. Here's my idea: I want to print the invoice in landscape like normal, and have the printer print the address on the back of the invoice in a position that would fit in the window if I were printing in portrait. The text would be rotated, which is easy. How do I make a layout where the 2nd page is just the address? I could make a separate layout that prints what I want, bu
  7. hmm, this is pretty much exactly my issue. I only have access to windows as well.
  8. This sounds like a similar problem to what I'm having. I can get the printer to change for me by running a batch file that changes the default printer for filemaker in the registry. However, the page size doesn't always change. I'm trying to figure out how to make the page size stick in the print setup or print script step.
  9. Thanks, that's helpful. I was thinking of trying two print setups in a row, but wasn't sure if that would give me the result I wanted. Since it's recommended in the article you linked to, I think I'll give it a try.
  10. You're right, with the restore option checked, it doesn't count as an error when canceling. With the restore option unchecked, it sets the last error as 1 when it's canceled.
  11. Here's a simple test I made. Just run the script which consists of: Allow User Abort [Off] Set Error Capture [On] Print Setup [Restore] Set Field[test::text;Get(LastError)] I ran the script in Filemaker Developer 7 and canceled the print setup. test::text is set to 1. I ran the script in Filemaker Pro 10 advanced and canceled the print setup. test::text is set to 0. I'm sure there's a better way to program this, but I'm more concerned with the result I'm getting.
  12. I'm having the same exact problem. Looking to upgrade from Filemaker 7 to Filemaker 10. Filemaker 7 sets the last error as 1 if you cancel print setup. Filemaker 10 doesn't count canceling print setup as an error.
  13. I've got an idea. I'm gonna make a new table that will hold the date at the beginning of the script. then at the end of the script i will import the date (with auto-enter turned off). It's not simple but it should work. Thanks for the idea of using import with auto-enter turned off.
  14. I want it to work inside a script, without using an import. I'm not using the import script step. I want to change a field without the modified date changing. I don't think that's possible without editing the field definition.
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