When you double-click on a FileMaker Pro file, you can program that file to open up all the windows you need at their size and possibly at a certain location.
FileMaker has an onFirstWindowOpen script trigger, found in the File Options menu of the File menu. There you can set a script to run.
This script can be written to open up every window that you need. The basic list of the script steps is
1. New Window
2. Go to Layout ______
3. Adjust Window [Resize to Fit]
IN the New Window step, you can set the window name and set its dimensions and even its placement on your screen. The adjust window step though will auto adjust your layout to the size you have your layout set to, so you don't have to worry about exact dimensions in the first step.
Create this routine for each window you want open in a script called "OnOpen". Then attach this script to the script trigger onFirstWindowOpen in the File / File Options / Script Triggers. This will be tedious once, but it will save you the hassle of having to do this each time you open the file.
Thanks a lot Jeremy, that is exactly what I need. So far I have not really explored scripts too much so your full answer should set me on my way.
Good! Time for you to explore scripts. Philmodjunk once said that running FMP without scripts is like paddling a canoe with one paddle.
Olympic racers do it all the time - and very well too - just saying!
Should have said rowing a boat with one oar!
yep! I've paddled many a canoe by myself with ONE paddle. 'Up a creek with no paddle' is bad. One oar on a rowboat is a circular reference (pun). LOL
I have been up that creek and lost the paddle! A solid 8 hours to go 10 km, thankful to have had a "spare". Required lots of wading - sort of like the help section in FMP and this forum! Philmodjunk was right tho!