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Hey,

I want to use the same header on all my layouts in FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced but I can't seem to find a way to accomplish it. I read on Google and other forums that there is no way to do it, however the posts I found are all at least a year or two old. Did they add a way to do it in FileMaker 15 or do I still need to duplicate a layout to get the same header on a different one?

Thanks in advance,

Mike

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Hi Mike,

Yep, there's no way to do that currently, nor will there be in v16 afaik.

Why do you want to have one header across all layouts? For a menu?

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Hey,

yeah I don't want the default FileMaker menu (that you use to create new records etc) to show up in the final product. I made a navigation bar or menu that lets you create new records, perform finds, switch layouts and so on. I guess I will have to duplicate the layout I have right now and then edit it for all my other layouts.

Thanks for the quick response,

Mike

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Lee Smith    144

Custom Menus?

Accounts and Privileges? 

 

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Except that the custom menu doesn't give the visual 'Wow' that we're often looking for. More and more apps (non FileMaker apps) have only a hamburger menu and don't show the old style menu at all. Which allows a much more pleasing UI. Unfortunately, FM doesn't allow any styling of the menu nor can it be captured into a hamburger style menu.

Not sure how Accounts and Privileges fits into this?

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Lee Smith    144

Can you post a screenshot of what you are wanting to get ride of?

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On 3/26/2017 at 6:35 AM, 123 said:

 I made a navigation bar or menu that lets you create new records, perform finds, switch layouts and so on. I guess I will have to duplicate the layout I have right now and then edit it for all my other layouts.

 

This is what I'm looking for as well... a left "Menu Bar" type item that the users can switch layouts quickly and easily, that I can include in all my layouts. I've been googling as well but haven't found what I'm looking for. I'm brand new to Filemaker and it's a big learning curve for me.

I'd also love to see a screen shot of what you are trying to do.

Is there a way to have a layout split into two... so that the left area holds a menu type item, and then the right area holds the meat of the program?

I'm so new I don't even know the correct terms. :)

Thanks!

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MikeKD    7

Could you have one layout that has your left panel nav pane, and then open windows in front and to the right of it?

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123    1

Hey,

I don't know if people here are still looking for an easy way but I simply ended up putting "Top Navigation" parts on all my layouts (Layouts -> Part Setup). Every "Top Navigation" part has the same buttons on it on all my layouts and by clicking them you can navigate to all the other layouts. This simulates a static navigation bar that always stays in place, even if you scroll. I don't know if that's the way you are supposed to use it but it's really easy and works perfectly,

Best regards,

Mike

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