I simply copy a "tab character" from a standard text editor, open up TextEdit hit tab and copy what it creates, and paste it into my calculation within speech marks.
I don't think that us, windows users, are so lucky that only us can press Ctrl + Tab...
There must be a combination even on a Mac
Thanks, Orlando. It worked like a charm.
Raybaudi - apparently, that's one bonus you Windows folks get. Don't cry for us Mac folks, though. We get a few nice goodies that don't appear on the Windows side. :)
... for example the incapacity ( or so near ) to fire a script by tooltips ?
Or to get the current portal row, create an $var with the tooltip and pass that as a scriptParameter ?
Hehe. Yup - tried every combination I could think of.
For the competition side, I see those all the time. I mainly develop on the Mac side, since I can't imagine living without being able to "scroll" down the layout list (I have 700+ layouts on the database I support).
However, my second machine is Windows, and when I "Go To Meeting" with a client, I'm usually working off of their Windows machines.
Though you do now have me curious about firing a script with a tooltip. I'll have to load up Parallels and check it out. :)
I am sure there was a way to key stroke tabs in calc's but cant figure it out. Might have been an old version or when I was using PC's.
However on the triger script from tool tips, try the Software4Humans EventScript.
Use the S4HU_EventScript function in the Tooltip calc specifying the script to run and that will do the trick.
Only tried it on a Mac but the plugin is for both Mac and PC.
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Every text character on the computer has a numeric code, called the ASCII code. The TAB character has an ASCII code value of 9. Use FileMaker's Char() function to compute the tab character and put it into a variable. For example, I set a global variable to hold the TAB character, like this:
Set Variable [$$tab; Value: Char(9)]
Then anywhere I need a TAB character, I just concatenate the variable. For example, "Apple" & $$tab & "Orange"
It's helpful to have access to an ASCII table of codes when you have to do calculated formatting.
That's a great answer that I never would have thought of. It works!