Well that's quite an open brief :-)
What is the system going to do, what platform will it be delivered on (mac/windows & screen size).
Turning off menus is quite easy, but just remember that everything you remove may need to added back in elsewhere.
I generally have a navigation menu across the top running from the left, buttons running from the right and a home button top left (normally a logo). That said I'm just putting the finishing touches to a dynamic menu system with buttons running down the left hand side.
One place to look is at websites as they can give good design ideas (and bad :-) but remember vthey u different technology so can be difficult if not impossible to replicate, but can give you ideas.
Thanks, Gary, for your suggestions. The system will be windows with a
standard screen. I just noticed that all of the samples put forth by
FileMaker include the FileMaker toolbar requiring that the user know how to
utilize it and I don't want that so editing, adding and deleting needs to be
accommodated from the layouts. I was just looking for design recommendations
on how they should be laid out i.e. samples of kiosk systems currently up
I appreciate your response. I am an old-time DOS dBASE guy and I'm finding
FileMaker a blast. Now if I could only convince my son-in-law client to
support a trip to Dev Con I would be a happy camper.