1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 9, 2008 12:12 PM by TSGal

    Creating a Help system using one layout

    shawnj985

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      Creating a Help system using one layout

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      I am attempting to create a Help system using layouts.

      I am using one layout with several Subject headings and below them the respective help text. These headings also have object names attached so when I go to a particular object name, its suppose to go to a particular subject heading within the layout.

      so far, this is not working. It merely goes to the top of the layout.


      Example:
      Go to [layout name]
      Go to Object [Object Name]


      NOTE: Even if it was working, I haven't been able to figure out a way to use a variable field of some type in the second command to make it more flexible. Any help would be appreciated.





        • 1. Re: Creating a Help system using one layout
          TSGal

          shawnj985:

           

          Thank you for your post.

           

          I have tried a number of different things, and I have discovered that this is a problem with a Macintosh when using the Scripts menu.  If I place a button on the screen in the current layout, it does scroll.  If I either choose the script from the Scripts menu or have a button on another layout, it fails.

           

          I could not duplicate the problem on a Windows machine.

           

          I have reported this inconsistency to our Development and Software Quality Assurance (Testing) departments so they can get a better understanding of the issue.

           

          In the mean time, a workaround would be to create separate layouts for each help menu item.  I know this is way less than ideal, but I can't think of a better solution.  Anyone else?

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc.