1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 6, 2015 5:58 AM by philmodjunk

    Need help with a few tweaks



      Need help with a few tweaks


      Using File maker pro 11

      Got a database that started as FM Starting point added various bit to it but I want want to add a few flashing lights etc.


      When I hit the button to run the script for print letter I wold like it to populate a specific date field to show the date the letter was sent.

      With the same button is it possible that when  print it asks me to select the print from a choice of 2.

      printer one is a laser would like it so do not have to keep go in to properties to print T&C on rear by selecting print both sides.

      Printer two is a remote printer that does not need anything as the company print letters or us and do back to back automatically.


      Thanks in advance for any help rendered.




        • 1. Re: Need help with a few tweaks

          Question 1: Set Field [YourTable::YourDateField ; Get ( CurrentDate ) ]

          Question 2:

          Set up small printer scripts that only contain print setup and print, each with different print options specified. Set up your main script with Show custom dialog and Get ( LastMessageCHoice ) to ask the user which print option they want. An If step with Get(LastMessageChoice) can use perform script to run different printer scripts depending on the value of Get (LastMessageChoice).


          Get a plug in such as MyFMButler in order to get scripted control of the details of your printing process.