5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2012 4:16 PM by germain

    Icon buttons on FM Go

    germain

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      Icon buttons on FM Go

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      Can somone help me? I'm designing on Filemaker 11 Adv. to be seen on my IPhone FileMaker Go. When I add a Icon to be used as a button, I insert picture with PNG format. It shows fine in FileMaker Pro Transparent and everything. Then when I open in FM Go all I get is some text saying stuff like "size 109,107 Image: Icon. ,....... Is there any way to add nice icon to my FM Go solution?

        • 1. Re: Icon buttons on FM Go
          Jade

          Bonjour Germain,

          It sounds like you have inserted your image in a container field.  Try just copying the image and then pasting it onto your layout (in layout mode).  Then apply the button to the image using Format>Button Setup….

          If the corners of your image are not right angles, then your image might be displayed on a white or black background on the iPhone.  You can either edit your image before pasting to add a background of your choice or upgrade to FMP 12 to correct this artifact.

          • 2. Re: Icon buttons on FM Go
            germain

            Hi Jabe,

            Thanks for your answer. My Icon is not in a container field, its right in the middle of nowhere on the layout. I've tried copy and paste and it gave me the photoshop icon with the name of the file on the bottom.

            • 3. Re: Icon buttons on FM Go
              Jade

              Did you first open it in Photoshop, select all the image and then copy it from there or just copy it from your desktop?  I've had good results opening the image.pgn from Photoshop in the Preview application and copying it from there but that is on Mac OSX.

              • 4. Re: Icon buttons on FM Go

                Save the photoshop image to disk as a png.

                Use Insert:Picture and locate the image file on your disk and select that file and click OK.

                Filemaker does its thing and the icon should look just fine.

                I learned the hard way that screen captures using Snaggit should not be copied directly from Snaggits Editor but first saved to disk as png. Why, the difference in image size which was 2,000K vs 200K or less. 

                Also, Photoshop may say png but the working image is still the megasized Photoshop image in Photoshops proprietary format.

                • 5. Re: Icon buttons on FM Go
                  germain

                  Finally found the problem. !!!! wooh ooo ! I needed to uncheck the " Store only a reference to the file" when doing the " Insert - Picture". It's working now......