There are text functions that can be used to assign font size to text in a field. Thus, an expression can probably be crafted that changes the font size based on a "tagged" field that counts the number of tags and maybe a comparison to a summary field that returns the maximum of this same tagged field. If the records where sorted by how frequently they've been tagged, a conditional format based on record number might also work.
I'm guessing you would show the "cloud" of records that might be tagged in a portal for the current record--where you associate the list of tagged records. I'd use a related table and create a new record in this table each time a new tag entry is added. Then the calculation: Substitute ( List ( Relatedtable::TagID ) ; ¶ ; ", " ) will give you your comma separated list.
Thanks a lot philmod. Let me try and digest that and try a prototype and I will get back with what I find. I am -very- new to FileMaker and am a one man team for now. Wish there was an IRC channel named #filemaker
Did you ever make this? How did it work? I was thinking of doing the same sometime but hadn't dived in to how. It's on my "cool to have" but not required list". I also think it would be good to have tags to include common mispellings of a customer name ot item or whatever, in order to assist searching and prevent duplicates.
I look forward to hearing about what you came up with.
Amy, I suggest that you start a new thread and post your question in it. Threads this old do not appear in Recent Items when a new comment is added and thus few will see your comment. I only spotted this one by accident while looking thru the list for another one.