3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2009 7:22 AM by brucewashington

    creating two layouts to have up at the same time

    brucewashington

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      creating two layouts to have up at the same time

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      Hello, I am using FMP 10 Advanced and am wanting to put the a layout for phone messages so that I can have it pop up preferably with the other not closing.  How could this be done???

       

      Thanks for any help.

        • 1. Re: creating two layouts to have up at the same time
          casey777
            

          You could place a button on your main layout which would activate a script step to create a new window. Part of that script step will allow you to control both the size of the window and its location. 

           

          If the messages are in a separate table occurrence, and related to the main layout, you could have the message(s) in a portal instead of a separate window.  

          • 2. Re: creating two layouts to have up at the same time
            ninja
              

            Howdy speakerbruce,

             

            We do a similar thing with vendor details for materials.  On the main materials page, it simply lists the vendor name and ID# along with material details and stock items/locations/usage.  When you want details on the vendor, I use a GoToLayout rather than a new window.  The new layout looks a whole lot like the old, but has vendor info instead of the stock info.  When the layout switches, it appears as though you've simply swapped vendor info (your phone messages) for stock info (your other data).

             

            For you, put a button next to the phone# that says "see messages" and have that button switch to the other layout showing messages in place of non-pertinent info.  Put a button on the new layout to send you back to the original layout.

             

            The idea of a portal is also good, you can put the portal on your new layout to show the individual messages...then flip back to the first layout with a button click.  This avoids window resizing, closing the window and resizing when  you're done, etc.

             

            Note: you could do the same thing with tabs rather than different layouts if it makes sense to do so.

            • 3. Re: creating two layouts to have up at the same time
              brucewashington
                 This is great.  Thank you.