It is usually best to use different layouts and configure your form view as you wish and your table view as you wish. But you can also use conditional formatting, something like:
I want to turn table layouts text bold would be:
Get ( LayoutViewState ) = 2
... then specify bold.
Get ( LayoutViewState ) is: 0 for Form, 1 for List and 2 for Table.
Thanks LaRetta, that's useful,
but I'm trying to do the former—I'm trying to configure my table and form view differently. For example, if I change the text size in table view, then Filemaker automatically changes the text size in form view as well, but I don't want it to.
How do I configure them differently, and stop them from updating each other with each style change?
As suggested, you apply a conditional format calculation to the fields. What version of FM are you using? Conditional formatting came out with vs. 9. You select your fields and set it as you want them all in Form View. Then select your fields and right-click and select conditional format. In there, enter the calculation I gave you and below, select all the formatting for table view (font choice, style, color, size) etc.
When you view your fields in Form view, they will be formatted as originally specified at the layout level; when you switch to table view (same layout), the conditional formatting will apply. Conditional formatting calculations go into effect when the calculation produces a boolean 'true' (which is 1). So when you swith view to table view, the conditional formats will fire and change your fields.
Question: Are you changing the format of the text IN the field the format of the field itself?
If you are selecting text in the field while in browse mode and applying a text format, that format will affect the appearance of the text in that record on all layouts. You'll need to apply text formatting only to the field ( in layout mode ) if you want different layouts to display different text formats.
Thanks LaRetta!! Conditional formatting sounded like something advanced, and at first I thought there should be something simpler. But it was really easy and did exactly what I wanted. Thank you!