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Dynamic Field Sizing & Placement

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Let me first apologize for what are problably very beginner-esque questions. I've been working on this invoicing system for two days and my learning curve is painful (I've never used FMP). So here we go:

These invoices will include a list of the tasks I completed and how long each task took. Obviously, there will be a different number of tasks performed each month.

1) How can I dynamically add or subtract fields to each individual record, depending on how many tasks I performed?

2) Once created, how can I dynamically place and size those fields, depending on how much text they contain (much like the way tables in an html page behave)?

I've attached a .PDF file that shows the basic layout of the invoice.

invoice.pdf

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Now is the time to learn about relational databases. Instead of multiple fields, think "bigger" and think of multiple related records.

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Sorry, smart-alec reply. wink.gif

Read the FMP help, build yourself a very simple 2-file relationship and learn how portals work.

I posted a demo file for collecting coins, take a look at it so see what you can do with relationships when you have too much free time. wink.gif

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