If they are simply layout objects you can format them as buttons and then assign the button to go to the appropriate layout.
Select the layout object then choose Format>>Button Setup from the menus
If what you are really asking is to assign hyperlink like text to words contained within a field then that is an entirely different matter.
Take a look at this Demo file: http://www.4shared.com/file/v5xFb7_R/ClickedWordDemo.html (Requires Filemaker 10 or 11)
With this technique, you can put your text in a text field and the script triggered when you enter the field will extract the word in the field that was clicked and use it to search a definitions table. Each word must be separated by one or more spaces unless you modify the script to check for other word delimitters.
Edit note: Updated demo file to fix bug that occurs if text field is empty and added new download link to this post.
that demo doesnt seem to work for me and im using fm10. all i get is a continuous hr glass. thank you anyhow
Download the file again. I just clicked the download link, dowloaded a copy and opened it with filemaker 10. It worked correctly, no continuous hourglass.
You should get a plain layout with 4 words listed twice in two copies of the same field. Clicking any word in the upper copy of the field should either take you to a layout showing its definition or will pop up an error message if the word is not found in the defintions table.
Perhaps your copy was somehow corrupted during the download.
After further checking I found that if the Demo's text field is empty, the script gets trapped in a infinite loop.
Here's the link to the updated demo: http://www.4shared.com/file/v5xFb7_R/ClickedWordDemo.html
mmm that link didn't work for me either, running 8.5 on mac I'm guessing something in script is not backwards-compatible?
although it works if you select a word, then 'perform script'....
oops just re-read previous posts - 'only works for 10 and 11' - :smileysad: