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1) To generate stand-alone applications you need FileMaker Pro Advanced, but for the time being and considering your other questions, I do not recommend you to go there right now. It brings advanced issues regarding updating the app that you may not be ready for yet.
I'm not sure which exit-layout button you mean but to present things to users in specific ways, check the 'File Options' of your database file. 'Switch to layout' may be what you are looking for and the 'OnFirstWindowOpen' trigger setting allows you to launch a script through which you can arrange (among other things) how the user experience will be at startup.
2) There are multiple ways to go about. The quickest to program probably is the following: make a table (lets call it the signatures table) with a container field that holds the signature file and a key field that has the name of the employee to whom the signature belongs. Add a relationship from the table where you have the field with the drop-down list of employees (I'm guessing it is the 'Invoices' table) to the signatures table. That will give the Invoices table access to the right signature.
Another way would be to make the same signatures table and relationship, but also to make a look-up field in the invoices table that copies the right signature file to the invoice record. This has the benefit that if you later change the signature file for the employee or remove the employee, it will not have an effect on the invoice records that were made before the change (unless you do a re-lookup)
Hopefully, this gets you on the way
Thank you sir for your prompt reply, it really helpfull
Thanks for that! No greater reward for answering a question than seeing that it worked!