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Chapter 13. Ten Cool Things You Can Do with FileMaker

In This Chapter

  • Making hidden buttons

  • Spiffy layouts with graphics

  • Using dynamic layout titles

  • Creating reusable layouts

  • Playing movies with FileMaker

  • Using an Auto Start script

  • Sending e-mail from FileMaker

  • Launching a Web site from FileMaker

  • Changing a field background color

  • Launching another application

Your mission, should you want to accept it, is to embark upon an endless journey, into the realm of creativity. You have been presented with the ultimate database developer's toolkit, called FileMaker. By using this toolkit, you are now tasked with discovering new ways to design, develop, and implement database applications. It is through your accomplishments with this toolkit that you can bring enlightenment to the world, the universe, or at least your next-door neighbor. To aid you in your quest for the perfect database applications, I present to you ten of my most coveted Cool Things that you can do with your toolkit. I now entrust you to guard these Ten Cool Things as I send you on your way.

Making Hidden Buttons

Button, button. Where is the button? Ah, the fond memories of playing that game as a kid. Little did I know I would find myself hiding buttons in software. You might be wondering, “Why would I ever have a need to hide a button on the layout in FileMaker?” First of all, I hide buttons so that the user doesn't know that they are there. And even if they do know that there is a hidden button, they tend to forget about it because ...

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