"generic contacts" as in the Contacts starter solution that comes with FIleMaker 12?
And what do you want that drop down list or pop up menu to do for you?
Hi mate yes in the contacts starter solution
I want to be able to input my own info into the drop down lists/menus
Which ones? Some are custom value lists, where you can open manage | Value Lists, select the value list, click edit and then you can edit it right in the portal that opens up. Others use values from a field--which means that the values that appear in those value lists will be controlled by what data you enter in the that field of the table referenced by the value list.
And some of these value lists tie into calculations and relationships such that simply changing the values in the value list might "break" the functionality of that part of the database system unless you also make matching updates to the calculation fields involved.