1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 16, 2011 10:16 AM by philmodjunk

    exporting to a new layout and send to e-mail

    kimme

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      exporting to a new layout and send to e-mail

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      Hello all:

      OS: WinXP;

      FM Version: fm pro10

      I have a form where a user needs to input all the required fields and save it once. The save button contains a script where it checks any empty fields and the user should not be able to save it unless the fields are correct. However, when doing so, even if there's an empty field it can still proceed saving because of the default dialog box in fm that asks the user to allow saving the file or revert(something). So the save button still is being overlapped with that feature from filemaker. How can I get rid of that and allow only my save button to run if clicked?

      I also want this form to:

      (1) have a new layout containing the data inputted upon saving

      (2) that new layout should have a send to email script so the user can send that form as an email.

      By the way, this form should be compatible to web publishing. Send to email is the only script than can be used to web publishing.

      Please help.

        • 1. Re: exporting to a new layout and send to e-mail
          philmodjunk

          It be nice if a future version made this unecessary but here's a trick I learned from this forum:

          Create an invisibile, empty web viewer. Put it in the back ground and size it to cover your entire layout. This object will intercept the mouse clicks to the back ground that trigger the save dialog.

          You can make the web viewer invisible by giving the object and its border a transparent pattern.