Quickly Navigating Between FileMaker Layouts In Layout Mode

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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There are a lot of way to navigate from one layout to the next in layout mode. The most classic example is to use the flip book icon in the status area to go to one layout below or above (depending upon if you click the left or right page icon in the flip book). Above the flipbook icon is a pull down menu that will show you all the layouts in a file while in layout mode.

A less known tip is to navigate to a particular layout, while in layout mode, is performed by typing in the layout number in the field area below the flip book. You can type in 5, hit the enter key and you will go to the fifth overall layout in the file.

FYI ... The status area is found on the left side of the FileMaker screen. It contains navigation tools in browse mode, design tools in layout mode, a find button with search symbols menu in find mode and a continue/cancel buttons in preview mode. This can be hidden via a button in the lower left corner of the FileMaker screen or via a scripting command.
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