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By Fred Illies
I design application UIs in programs like Sketch & Figma. When they get built in FileMaker, the fonts look terrible. Here's an example of Georgia Regular 24pt. attached as a screen shot. It's a bit easier to see if you actually open the attached image...The FileMaker font is in the middle. Notice how much heavier the characters are. They look so blunt compared to the same font in other programs. Does FileMaker use some antiquated rendering engine or something? I'm sure someone in the FM community must know something about fonts... Thanks.
I have a button script that changes the size of a selection in a text field.
This is it:
Insert Calculated Result [ TextSize ( Middle ( Get ( ActiveFieldContents ) ; Get ( ActiveSelectionStart ) ; Get ( ActiveSelectionSize ) ) ; $size ) ] A problem with this is that if the selection begins with styled characters (bold, underlined, etc) then the entire resized area becomes styled. If there is at least 1 unstyled character before the first styled one, then all styled and unstyled characters remain as they were. What is missing from the calculation?
Our database has properties and for each property there are multiple inspections per appliance, sometimes year to year sometimes quarterly. Anyway, we want the technicians in the field who are using iPads to view the history per property by swiping just to make it simple. Every swipe would be a different inspection for that property viewed in chronological order. Property part is "static" while they "page" or swipe through the inspections.
I was thinking a slide control would work nicely, and each slide would be a different record for that property. I'm looking for ideas to jumpstart my thought processes, apparently my brain is having a hard time functioning today (and it's only Tuesday!). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
By Prasad Khandagale
FileMaker 17 is launched with the purpose of letting the users do more without spending much time. The new version also works towards its goal of letting the users do more with the FileMaker platform while they are on the go. To know some of it's most popular features read this article.
I'm working on a database right now that handles general accounting information for a department of a university. My current layout looks like this:
Where the left section has buttons to take you to the different layouts and look at various different tables, and the middle column is a scrollable portal to look at all of the jobs. On the right hand side for the "employees" section, I was able to fit all of an employee's data in that space, so it worked, but each job has significantly more data associated with it and doesn't fit in that space, so I was wondering if there is a way to make that section scrollable, but looking at the same record (i.e. The job description would be at the top, and then some info on what materials and labor have been billed to that job, and then be able to scroll down and have another section with contact info for employees assigned to that job, etc.). From what I've been looking around at for solutions it looks like this is impossible, but I'm hoping that maybe there's someone out there that's more creative than me! I thought about making the whole layout taller and then somehow locking the left columns into position while scrolling so that they would be fixed in the viewport, but I couldn't find a way to do that. Thanks guys!
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