The ability to set hidden file settings on a hosted file...

Idea created by TonyWhite on Nov 23, 2015
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    A summary of your idea:
    The ability to set a number of hidden file settings on a hosted file...that currently can only be set by:

    • De-hosting the file
    • Changing the setting (and doing some magic to make the changes stick)
    • Re-hosting the file


    Background:
    Here are some of the settings that are difficult to change on a hosted file:

    • Layout Mode > View > Page Margins
    • Layout Mode > View > Rulers (show ruler)
    • Layout Mode > View > Show (lot of items under this sub-menu)
    • Layout Mode > Grids...not tested recently...because de-hosting and re-hosting is a hassle ;-)
    • Layout Mode > Guides...not tested recently...because de-hosting and re-hosting is a hassle ;-)

     

    • Layout Mode > Click the letter A to show the formatting bar (the thing with the font pop up, etc)
    • Layout Mode > Ruler units (px|cm|in)
    • File > Manage > Database... > Fields > View by: (popup on the upper right)
    • Window Size and Position

     

    Please add missing items (or corrections) in the comments.

    Why this idea is important to you:
    Increased productivity.

    When working on a single file system, and especially on a multi-file system you want settings that are:

    • In alignment with your development style
    • Consistent across files
    • Easy to set


    Specific use cases you are looking to solve:
    Increased developer productivity.

    One of the advantages of the FileMaker platform is as a rapid application development tool.
    This feature would help maintain that advantage