Theres a script step that can hide and lock the status area. If you include this step in a scrip that runs when the file opens, the user will not be able to reveal the status area and thus won't be able to get to layout drop down and other controls in this section.
Show/Hide Status Area [lock ; Hide]
Hint: add a script to show the status area so that you, as developer can pop up the status area when you need to as this step locks every user out of the status area.
Hey Thanks for that. That was really helpful. Then what is the use of Kiosk Mode ? I've accomplished what I've had to do, but just as a general knowledge question, I'm curious to know.
I mean, if there are script options available to restrict user access to menus and status areas, why have a kiosk mode ?
Thanks for your help PhilModJunk
They do two different things. Try them out and note the differences. Kiosk mode hides the menus across the top, File, Edit, View... etc. The status area is the grey rectangle just below these menus. With the status area hiddent, you still have the menus.
Now I've stumbled upon a different problem. I've exported the database as a runtime solution and have applied the 'Hide/Show Status' script on file open. Now the new problem is that I have some charts in my layouts which aren't appearing now. !!!!
I thought I have may have exported the wrong file, as I thought I may have removed the charts while building the layouts, but then I deleted that particular run-time, made sure that my .fp7 file had the charts functioning and displaying in the layouts and then exported the runtime out again.
But now I'm not able to see the charts ? Are charts not supported in runtime ?
Don't worry. I found another post where you've mentioned that charts are not supported in run time solutions !!! :(
Has anyone found a way around this ?