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Printing

Printing typically involves two specific commands on Windows or Mac OS X: File images/U2192.jpg border=0> Print Setup or File images/U2192.jpg border=0> Page Setup and File images/U2192.jpg border=0> Print. ScriptMaker sees it this way, too.

You use the Print Setup script step to set the options in the Print Setup or Page Setup dialog box. Turn on "Specify print setup" or "Specify page setup" to see the standard dialog box. You can pick the option you want to associate with the script step. When the script runs, FileMaker restores these same options. You can also turn on a "Perform without dialog" checkbox. When this option is off, the user seesand gets a chance to configurethe dialog box when the script runs. If you just want to set the options without user intervention, turn "Perform without dialog" on.

The Print script step works very similarly. You can specify the exact print options (number of pages and so forth) or let the user make the choice. Either way, when the step runs, FileMaker prints the current record or found set.


Note: Many of the options you can set in the Print dialog box are specific to a particular printer model. For example, some printers let you pick color or black-and-white printing or have settings for different kinds of paper. If someone uses your database and script on a different printer, these options don't work.


Part I: Introduction to FileMaker Pro

Your First Database

Organizing and Editing Records

Building a New Database

Part II: Layout Basics

Layout Basics

Creating Layouts

Advanced Layouts and Reports

Part III: Multiple Tables and Relationships

Multiple Tables and Relationships

Advanced Relationship Techniques

Part IV: Calculations

Introduction to Calculations

Calculations and Data Types

Advanced Calculations

Extending Calculations

Part V: Scripting

Scripting Basics

Script Steps

Advanced Scripting

Part VI: Security and Integration

Security

Exporting and Importing

Sharing Your Database

Developer Utilities

Part VII: Appendixes

Appendix A. Getting Help

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FileMaker Pro 8. The Missing Manual
FileMaker Pro 8: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 0596005792
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 176
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