Chuck may have been laid out flat by FM,
Yes. FMP always goes to the last layout used when opened locally by FMP/A (FileMaker Pro or Advanced). That does not mean the layout it was on when closed. §^=(
To set the 'startup layout' you can do this:
1. Close the file on FMS.
2. Open the file with FMP/A.
3. Change to the desired layout and position the window and size the window for the desired results.
I suggest creating a blank layout just for this purpose.
4. VERY IMPORTANT:
Do something to the file that changes a value or layout or field. Anything that REQUIRES FMP to save the file. Changing a windows position, size, current layout DO NOT require saving of the file. I suggest entering the define fields and changing a TO's position in the TO graph. or changing a field's comment.
In your last window closed script (File closed) add steps to go to your default layout and set up the window size and position. This way you don't have to remember to do it every time you take it off-line for development work/updates.
Thanks Mr. Choco,
The name has changed but I feel a familiar salutation, huh.