2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2015 4:03 PM by philmodjunk

    Changing the name of a button from starter solution

    NathanHawksworth

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      Changing the name of a button from starter solution

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      It seems as if when I attempt to change the name of a button (I am building an iPhone layout) that the name of the button is only changed to what I want when it is clicked on, but when I move to click another button the name changes back to its original. 

      Here is the example: I want it to read "Primary Address" but when I click away from the button, it goes back to reading the original "Work Address." Any idea? I'm hoping this is enough information for any sort of help, but I can provide more if needed. Please help!

        • 1. Re: Changing the name of a button from starter solution
          SteveMartino

          Hard to tell from your description without seeing it.  Is the button named in the inspector? Or is it the text on the button you are trying to change?

          I assume this a button attached to a script.  Instead of clicking on the button, try dragging a box around the whole button in layout mode, to highlight the entire button.  If it's in a portal, click on button and drag it out of the portal, then drag a box around entire button.

          Right click on button scroll down to 'Arrange' (or click on 'Arrange' menu), and see if the button is grouped.  If so, Ungroup button (you may have to do this more then once).  If it was grouped you will see multiple light blue lines highlighting all the parts.  Click outside button to de-select, then click back on the part you want to change.

          If I'm not even in the ballpark, show some screen shots.

          • 2. Re: Changing the name of a button from starter solution
            philmodjunk

            A number of layouts have some clever but not always obvious design elements--such as slide controls inside of popovers or transparent objects placed on top of graphics. And there's no documentation included in the starter solution to tell you what was done. angry

            So you'll need to specifically identify the file, the layout and the version of Filemaker that you are using so that others can be sure that they are looking at exactly the same thing that you are looking at in the starter solution.