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Interactive Field

Question asked by dekade on Jan 11, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2010 by TSGal

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Interactive Field

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I want to create a field where 4 people can talk (discuss) back and forth. Here's how I want it to work. Can anyone help me do it?

 

1)    First I will have 4 colored buttons: Green = Tom; Blue = Dave; Purple = Sally; and Red = Jane

2)    Each button will have a script.

3)    Example I:  Left click on Green and the following script takes place:

       a.)    You are sent to the "Discussion" field

       b.)    If the field is empty then

               1.    The typeset is set to Green ( 0, 128, 0 ); the word " 'Tom:' (and three spaces)" is typed in. Now Tom can continue typing text in the color Green.

       c.)    Else

               1.    Upon entering the field the cursor is positioned after the last text character in the "Discussion" field.

               2.    Then the carraige return is entered twice to get to the position of 2 lines below the last line of text.

               3.    The typeset is set to Green ( 0, 128, 0 ); the word " 'Tom:' (and three spaces)" is typed in. Now Tom can continue typing text in the color green.

 

4)    Example II: The "Discussion" field has already been typed in with Green colored typeset by Tom; Now Jane wants to answer Tom.

       a.)    You left click on the Red button

       b.)    You are sent to the "Discussion" field

       c.)    Upon entering the field the cursor is positioned after the last text character in the "Discussion" field.

       d.)    Then the carraige return is entered twice to get to the position of 2 lines below the last line of text.

       e.)    The typeset is set to Red ( 255, 0, 0 ); the word " 'Jane:' (and three spaces)" is typed in. Now Jane can continue typing text in the color Red.

 

And the scenario continues on indefinitely with each person typing in their color.

 

Filemaker Pro Advanced 9.0

 

I sure hope this can be done because it will give what I am doing a neat little twist.

 

If this cannot be done can anyone come up with something that will get me real close to what I have designed?

 

Thanks,

 

Dekade

 

 

 

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