Just make sure that any computer that will access this database has windding fonts installed on it.
And what are you using it for? Are you trying to mask characters, for example?
Works great with conditional formatting. For example....you can grey it out or make those little symbols a particular color as needed.. I have flag on my invoice layout its normally grey until I click on it then it turns it to red and underneath the flag is a check Box which is not visible. -J
That's how I use Wingding type fonts. You can even use one as a "tick mark" in what looks like a check box and use conditional formatting to set the font size larger than 100 pts to make it disappear when such is needed.
I forgot about the font size trick.
Off of the subject...are you a Mac man or a PC? I hear on Mac the whole filemaker solution is a lot more enjoyable.
Also is it me or is this site just "mega" slow.
I use Windows, but that was due to a series of employers that are/were %100 windows rather than personal preference. I've owned macs in the past--my first personal computer whas an Apple IIc and I upgraded to a color mac from it and owned a series of them. I've used newer macs from time to time since.
I wouldn't say it's a "Lot more enjoyable", the differences bewteen systems when it comes to mac development aren't huge.
Window Management is a lot nicer in Mac systems as you don't have the god awful application window to deal with, but on the other hand, developing a solution on windows for use on both mac and windows systems is a lot less work than the reverse...
The the forum is "slower than Molasses in January". FileMaker Inc. is aware of this (I stay in touch with modman--the FileMaker Manager in charge of this forum), as is RightNow, but so far RightNow has simply delivered more bugs instead of a fix to the problem.