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  1. Hi -- I'm trying to direct a client to the web-page for purchasing Filemaker 18 - - but I'm only finding Filemaker 18 Advanced. Is Filemaker no longer offering the somewhat simpler package? If so, wouldn't it be simpler to leave off the 'Advanced' title? Thanks!
  2. Thanks for that suggestion -- I view the images at a larger size on my desktop, where file size isn't such an issue, but you're right it would be good to shrink the mobile files substantially. Is it possible for me to export the image files "in bulk", adjust them with my graphics editor and then re-import them as a batch, without having to drag & drop them into each container field separately? The images are stored in a simple container field....
  3. I have created a number of free-standing backgammon quizzing files in Filemaker for use on an iPad. What I want is to allow people to go to my website on their ipads, click on a download button, and have the file imported to their device and open in Filemaker Go. Then they can use it on their own -- no connection to a hosted file is necessary, no further data updates to the file are needed. I am hosting the filemaker quiz files on Google Drive. When I initially set this up, it was working fine - - and it still works fine if I try it on my desktop machine -- the file appears in my downloads file. But one day I tried it, and the download no longer triggers -- I get stuck in a loop where I click 'download' on the google drive screen and nothing much happens. I have no idea what could have changed since August when I first set this up - - but it's just not working any longer. Can anyone suggest what's gone wrong, or how I might better navigate this simple need? Here's the web-page in question. The Quiz files are at the bottom of the page. https://nebackgammon.org/index.php/bg-taskmaster/ Just tap on one of the 'Taskmaster' images from your iPad to attempt a download. Albert
  4. I am struggling to do something simple, which is to define a field that will display the filename of files stored ion a container field called 'Document'. I am using the GetContainerAttribute(sourceField;attributeName) function, but I can't seem to get the engine to recognize the field, which I'm entering by double-clicking it in the field list! I've tried using different attribute names, and tried doing it on other container fields in different files, but there's something I'm just not getting here . . . can anyone spot my problem in this image of my attempt?
  5. AHA! Mystery solved -- I'm doing a little work adding a few reports on a database just recently converted to .fmp12, and so it is in the 'Classic' theme. When I change to a proper theme, the problem goes away, so this is just an artifact of that obsolete layout style. It's not a huge issue, we can live with the gaps for this report.
  6. comment, thanks for the file. So, in your file, when I go to the layout with no grand summary, it looks fine. When I go to the layout with one it also looks fine -- if I change the grand summary to the same blue color, it previews just like the other one. . . . but in my file, I've tried it both ways, and I still get that white gap above the footer.
  7. Hmmm.... not having any effect. All my parts have solid fills -- black for the Headers and grey for everything else. Can you spot anything here? I'm trying to open up all sorts of old file trying to find how I did this before, with no luck.... The sub-summary text and horizontal rule are set to slide up . . .
  8. Hmmm . . . not sure I follow you. Not managing to get it to work . . .
  9. I know I've solved this before but can for the life of me recall how. I'm printing a sub-summary report, all good, but between the final record on a page and the Footer is a blank band of whitespace that goes unfilled because it's not large enough to fit the next record. I just want it to be the same color as the footer section. Can someone remind me how?
  10. I'm keeping track of tournament results for a backgammon club in which each player receives points for achievement in our monthly tournaments, leading to a season champion at the end of the year. So I have a PLAYERS table and an EVENTS table and then a join table in between, PERFORMANCE, that holds the results for a single player at a single tournament. So, I have a list view that shows each player's results with a sub-summary part totaling their cumulative point total defined as a Summary field in the Performance table set to = Total of Points. This all adds up and displays fine. . . . but after sorting the records by Player name to get the sub-summary, I would like to be able to sort them by Points total -- that's the point after all, to rank them from most to least points. But I can't sort on a Summary field, right? Am I modeling this wrong? Or is there a technique I'm not seeing that will enable me to sort the results by this summary value?
  11. You mean just before re-sizing? This doesn't seem to be making a difference . . . I've tried it a couple different places but not sure if I'm missing something...
  12. My head is spinning trying to grasp the implication of creating and installing various menu sets. I have a pretty simple situation, with a 'Staff' menu set that severely restricts menu accesss in all layouts. I have the Staff menu defined to display when Get(AccountPrivilegeSetName) = "Staff". That seems to work okay. All other logins enjoy "Full Access" privileges and the standard Filemaker menu set, which is set as the default for the file. This is all working okay. The thing is, I have two layouts a 'home page' and a 'preferences' settings page where i don't want to allow record creation or deletion. I thought I could create a custom menu set, called say "Restricted" where I include all the standard menus but edit the 'Records' menu to remove anything to do with record creation/deletion. Then on the 'Layout Setup' panel for those fields I specify that 'Restrict5ed' set as the "Menu Set." . . . but this doesn't seem to work -- I feel like my various settings are conflicting or pre-empting one another. Having made this change, the Staff menus no longer seem to apply. Once you visit the home page, it installs the 'Restricted' set and then those persist even in other layouts? There just seem to be too many variables -- between 'default' menu sets, the 'Set menus' login script command, the layout-specific setup . . . I feel like I'm just thrashing around trying this then that and messing up stuff that was already working and not understanding which option takes precedence in any given situation. Is there a resource anyplace for putting all this in perspective?
  13. I have a simple script that allows the user to re-login under a different username. if the user has 'Staff' privileges, the status area is hidden. Otherwise, it is on display. This works fine. But for some reason the 'Resize to Fit' step only seems to work intermittently. The *first* time I use the button and go to a Staff login, it works . . but if I go back and forth a second time, it doesn't, so there's about an inch of dead window space opened up on the bottom of the layout. Can anyone explain why this is happening? Thanks! Here's a picture of the script . . .
  14. I have a table that I want to use for preference settings and another I want to use as a 'Home' page. These should both be '1-record' layouts. Is there any simpler way of preventing record creation (and deletion) other than creating custom menus with the 'New Record' / Delete record commands turned off? I'd guess probably not, but sometimes I discover I do things the hard way, so would appreciate a little confirmation!
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