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Layouts with containers in portals


Dogboy

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to change the layout of a portal so that it laid out across as well as down. In other words, I have a layout with a portal into another file which is related via a code. The portal shows a container (containing an image file). What I want to do more than anything is to have this in a 4x4 format rather than a 1x8 (ie, I want to be able to display the images like thumbnails on a contact sheet. Is this possible at all?

Thanks a lot

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There are (at least) 2 ways to do it. I originally did this using self-relationships, using a Mod(Status(CurrentRecordNumber), n) calc.. But nevermind, because I don't do it that way anymore. It worked, but had refresh problems with images when scrolling.

Look in FileMaker 6 Examples folder at their Photo file. It uses a clever trick of going into Preview mode, with a multi-column layout, which it then copy/pastes into a global field. It not lightning fast, but that's mostly rendering the images.

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Hmmmm, can't seem to find the photo file anywhere so I'm blodging something together using the self-relationship option. The only problem being that the status(currentrecordnumber) option doesn't seem to work properly (ie, it's returning figures like 129 etc. when there's only 3 records in the found set.

Hurting my head.

Thanks for your help

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