4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2016 10:00 AM by 4dmaze

    Displaying divisions between checkboxes

    4dmaze

      Hello, I am using Filemaker Pro 11 and Instant Web Publishing. I have a field with a value list of a hundred items displayed as checkboxes.

       

      In the Edit Value List box it says "Add a divider by entering a hyphen "-" on a line by itself. I've done this but once it is published no one can see the divisions. Entering extra carriage returns does nothing either.   Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.  -Derryl

        • 1. Re: Displaying divisions between checkboxes
          scottworld

          Both the checkbox and radio button formatting don't interpret those dashes. The dashes are only seen in pop-up lists and pop-up menus. However, blank lines will put spaces in between your values, so you can visually separate your values by creating blank lines.

          • 2. Re: Displaying divisions between checkboxes
            PeterDoern

            If you don't mind managing multiple value lists, you can:

             

            1. break up your single value list into multiple value lists,

            2. place multiple instances of the same field on the layout and

            3. assign a different value list to each instance of the field.

             

            This would give you more control over the grouping of value list items and spacing.

            • 3. Re: Displaying divisions between checkboxes
              beverly

              Peter's method is my preferred method with Radio/Checkbox on IWP pages. However this is only "easy" (relatively) with short custom lists. It will not be possible with variable field-based value lists.

               

              if 100's of items, it would probably be my decision to use a scrollable portal "pick-list". I wouldn't even use the drop-down/pop-up for that many items. the use of checkboxes implies many items could be selected and a pick-list could do that by setting a field with each value selected (into a global field, perhaps).

               

              OP might search for dwindling value lists, though I have not tested any with IWP.

              beverly

              • 4. Re: Displaying divisions between checkboxes
                4dmaze

                Scottworld, I don't need dashes and spaces would be fine between categories. Unfortunately neither using hyphens, blank returns or even spaces creates a gap. Everything just runs together on the published file.