Can you automatically format a field to display as hypertext? - 12-04-2003 , 11:35 PM
I was wondering if it's possible to automatically make the data in
certain fields display as hypertext when browsed or previewed as a
merge field or something else.
For example, when viewing an e-mail address, clicking on it would
launch the default email program and set up a new message to the
address. Or clicking on a company webpage field would open the
webpage in the default browser.
Re: Can you automatically format a field to display as hypertext? - 12-05-2003 , 09:38 AM
Not automatically. If you have proper protocols within your field data
(i.e. your field has "mailto:test (AT) test (DOT) com" in it), users can
right-click in it and have the option to 'open' it. This, in effect,
opens a browser or email window for you. I believe this is a FMP6
As an alternative, I often put a non-enterable copy of the email field
on the layout, color it blue and format it as underlined, and then
connect it to a script that performs the Send Mail step. Another option
in this regard would be to leave the field enterable, but turn the field
'label' into a clickable 'link'.
Andrew Mason wrote:
Howard Schlossberg (818) 883-2846
FM Pro Solutions Los Angeles, California
Associate Member, FileMaker Solutions Alliance
Re: Can you automatically format a field to display as hypertext? - 12-05-2003 , 09:59 AM
pandamouth (AT) hotmail (DOT) com (Andrew Mason) wrote in message news:<f2e7fb84.0312042135.1e125221 (AT) posting (DOT) google.com>...
a URL or launch the default email program for an email address in a field.
The method detailed in the Filemaker Pro Help topic "using URLs in a field"
and it involves making sure your internet preference files for Win or Mac
are set up for this, and then just right-clicking (win) or control-clicking (mac)
and chosing "open".