2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2011 5:08 PM by RickWhitelaw

    Printing an envelope from a certain field



      Printing an envelope from a certain field


      I'm new to Filemaker Pro and I have a question regarding printing an envelope from a particular field I have set up (an address).

      I need to have a button manage a script, which selects a certain field to print in an envelope format.

      I need to know how to manage the script, meaning how do I set it up so it prints the certain field that I want it to, and how do I get it to do that in an envelope format?

      Thanks for your time.

        • 1. Re: Printing an envelope from a certain field

          It depends on what you mean by "certain field".

          What user action will select the field to be used?

          Will each such address be in the same field of a different record (or this can be a set of fields for name, street, city, etc.)? That's the best approach here.

          It may be simply a matter of setting up an envelope layout for printing, then you find or select the record you want before printing it on this layout with the Current Record print option to limit the output to just the current record.

          • 2. Re: Printing an envelope from a certain field
            Create a layout for printing the envelopes. Make sure you determine which table on which to base the layout. Then print a found set. A simple example is my year-end. I send out T4A forms to everyone I've employed in a given year. Why not have FM print the envelopes? I have a table called T4As. The envelope layout can be based on the same table. A script can find all records for a given year. Then the envelope layout will exactly mirror the Tax Form layout . . . Even the sort state. Of course the table could represent anything you like. My point is that an envelope layout can easily be based on an already existing table since one envelope will generally contain a printout of one record. RW