AFAIK, there is no way to do this - although You can disable those functions via permissions (security)
Or you can hide the entire toolbar and provide your own buttons that take the place of the controls you'd otherwise want to have in the status area. Since you want to preview the layout, you could put such controls in a floating window.
I am not sure exactly how this would work. On the list layout, I have button to open up a new window in preview mode. What do mean by using a floating window with the buttons for Save to Excel, Print Setup, Print, etc.?
On you list layout, your button performs a script to open a new window in preview mode. On the Enter Preview Mode script step, uncheck pause. The next script steps could be:
-Show Custom Dialog. It's criteria could be:
Button 2-PDF or Excel (which would be if you wanted to save as a PDF or Excel
(If you need more then 3 options, then we'll follow Phil's suggestion).
-If (click Specify)
Get(LastMessageChoice) = 1
-Print Setup (set you print settings)
-Print (set your print options)
-Else If (Click Specify)
Get(LastMessageChoice) = 2
-(Script) steps related to button 2)
Steve is definitely detailing one variation of my suggestion. If you need more than what a custom dialog can provide, the same script that opens a new window to preview the layout can also open another new window to a layout set up with buttons that could, in addition to Steve's buttons, move you forward and back through the pages of the preview, jump to the first page, jump to the last page, show the total number of pages...
In other words, it could replicate the typical functions of the "book control" found in the upper left part of the status tool bar.
Hi Phil and Steve,
Thanks for your suggestions. I have tried Phil's suggestion with opening a new window (I have chosen a floating window) with the controls page forward, back, save as pdf and print. I am not sure how to script these buttons to work on the other window which shows the preview report. Is there a way to "address" a window that is already open but not in focus? Sorry that I seem to be a bit thick in figuring this out.
Is there a way to "address" a window that is already open but not in focus?
You can use Select Window to set the focus on your preview window so that the next step will interact with it instead of this small "control window".