- If I set a new window to open in Card view, how do previous versions of FM handle it?
Tested briefly in FMP15:
Opens a standard document window with the title you have assigned; but does NOT go to the layout you associated with the Card option.
Thanks for that, Bruce.
I was also able to test the Hidden Layout Objects on an FMP16 installation and determined that:
- Hiding an object in Layout mode does not hide it in Browse mode; and
- Previously hidden objects remain hidden upon reentering Layout mode.
This is what I expected it would do, but it's good to be sure.
One more point to add to your observations: I believe that objects hidden in Layout Mode do not carry between sessions, only when you reenter Layout Mode within a session.
As an aside, once you get used to hiding all objects in front of a selected object (or hiding all other objects), it's like the Script Workspace revelation of FM14, in that you can never go back. It makes a huge, positive difference in working with complex layouts.
My biggest beef with FM16 is that I spent most of the day Monday doing a whole lot of ungroup-ungroup-edit-edit-edit-regroup-regroup, and FM16--along with the Layout Objects window--came out on Tuesday!
Thanks for the clarification re: hiding and sessions. That makes sense, similar to global variables. I wouldn't expect that kind of thing to be permanently persistent.