filemaker question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jkaz, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    within individual layouts, is there a way to set a default page setup?

    to illustrate:

    i have 2 layouts, one i need to print out 8.5" wide, 11" tall.

    the other layout i need 11" wide, 8.5" tall.

    every time i go back and forth between printing in each layout, if i forget to fix the page setup, i end up wasting paper.

    i've looked all the places i can think of, but nothing yet that i have tried will default the page setup in the way i need it.

  2. logicat2001 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN

    You don't mention what version of filemaker you're using, but I would accomplish this with a script.

    I've got FM7Dev and just wrote two quick scripts for printing: one called "Print Large", the other called "Print Small."

    "Print Large" uses 13x19" paper, at 100% in landscape.
    "Print Small" uses 8.5x11" paper, at 50%, in portrait.

    Go to ScriptMaker and view the list of "Files" script steps. The applicable steps are "Print Setup" and "Print".


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