How to Create a Navigation Menu in Filemaker Pro 10

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How to Create a Navigation Menu in Filemaker Pro 10
Create a navigation menu in FileMaker Pro 10 for moving between layouts. (Photos.com/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

FileMaker Pro 10 is a database development application that runs on both the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. When building a database in FileMaker Pro 10, you can display records in different ways by creating multiple layouts. In order to help your users move between layouts, implement a navigation menu in the header of your layout designs.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Launch the FileMaker Pro 10 application and open the database file to which you want to add a navigation menu.

  2. 2

    Go to the "View" menu at the top of the screen and choose "Layout Mode."

  3. 3

    Open the "Insert" menu and select the "Button" option.

  4. 4

    Highlight the "Go to Layout" script step from the left side of the "Button Setup" window.

  5. 5

    Click on the arrow button next to "Specify," choose "Layout" and then double-click on the name of the layout you want to include in the navigation menu.

  6. 6

    Press "OK" to add the new button to your layout design.

  7. 7

    Enter a label for the navigation button, press "Enter" key and drag the button to the header section at the top of your layout.

  8. 8

    Repeat Steps 3 through 7 for each additional button you want to add to your navigation menu.

  9. 9

    Open the "Layouts" menu and choose the "Save Layout" option when you are done building the navigation menu.

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