Button Bars and Icons, Custom Functions, and Persuasion


Some outside the box thinking  on button bar icons by Gary Salem at Philly FileMaker (and there’s a downloadable file at the link):

While we were going through user acceptance testing, one person said, “Boy it would be nice to have a shopping cart icon on the review button.”  I agreed with him.  However, to my dismay, I found I couldn’t add an icon to just one segment of the button bar!  Either they all had icons, or they all didn’t.

Source: Button Bars and Icons « The Philly FileMaker User Group

If you come across the need to set a variable by name, Kevin Frank has the solution for you. Frank rebuilt a custCustom Functionom function from BrianDunning.com, and even provides a download file in addition to instructions.




Be More Persuasive by Answering These 3 Questions

  • What do I want my audience to think by the end of this presentation?
  • How do I want them to feel afterward?
  • How will they act differently if they implement these ideas?

Analysis:  True

If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine

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