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Edit layout through a script

Question asked by disabled_hipfitchick on Nov 19, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 20, 2009 by philmodjunk


Edit layout through a script


Is there a way to modify a layout design using a script? (v8, pc) I have recently taken over a database and would like to update a couple of layouts, however there are nearly 40 users each running the database on their own computer, (database structure is the same, however records are specific to the user). Some users are not very computer/database savvy and rather than write out the lengthy process for making the changes, I was hoping to write a script to take care of most of the steps. I am rather new to FMP and the best idea I have come up with is to send them a database file with just the layouts they will need to copy into their database. With both databases open rename layouts they will be replacing, (pre-caution to not lose existing prior to making sure updates are successful), create new layouts named the name of the layout they are replacing and then copy and pasting new layout from database file I send them. I am very open to any other ideas!!


Thanks in advance!