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Filemaker Custom Page Break by Record or Sub Summary Header

Question asked by RSambrato on Mar 23, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2016 by RSambrato



I've got two files that are tabled together. File 1 provides a header list, that is then linked into file 2 that contains multiple records under each header.


Imagine about 300 records split in various amounts amongst 30-40 headers or so.


The main layout is a sub summary. What I am trying to do is develop a way that I can define page breaks by either specific record number or specific header numbers.


I've Tried: File 1 adding a field called Page Break with a check box and then putting a second sub-summary header in File 2's layout that has Page Break at Each Occurance checked.  This did not work.


I also tried moving the second sub summary to under the body part hoping that would help it split. I can't seem to make it work no matter what I do.


Does anyone have a scripty solution?  Basically I'd like to develop a checkbox system either on each record that can be worked to define a custom page break.


I've never understood why there isn't a conditional format available in Sub-Summary for Page Breaks or some other If/Then system to help define page breaks.


Happy to try all suggestions.