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"blank" screen when calling bound FMP from Word - a bug or a feature? - FileMaker

Dear Listeners: A very strange phenomenon: A single FMP file with 1 record. It basically contains a field where one can input serach terms for Google. Then an URL is formed that opens Google with the search terms. The field with the search terms is to be filled with a paste script step. In Word the user highlights any string he wants to search in Google. The user clicks on a new menu bar icon in Word. The syntax of the Word macro is: --- Sub Word2Google() ' ' Word2Google Macro ' Macro opgenomen op 27-07-2003 door Christoph Bouthillier ' ...

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    Default "blank" screen when calling bound FMP from Word - a bug or a feature?

    Dear Listeners:

    A very strange phenomenon:

    A single FMP file with 1 record. It basically contains a field where one can
    input serach terms for Google. Then an URL is formed that opens Google with
    the search terms.

    The field with the search terms is to be filled with a paste script step.

    In Word the user highlights any string he wants to search in Google.
    The user clicks on a new menu bar icon in Word.

    The syntax of the Word macro is:

    ---
    Sub Word2Google()
    '
    ' Word2Google Macro
    ' Macro opgenomen op 27-07-2003 door Christoph Bouthillier
    '
    Selection.Copy
    s = Shell("C:\Program Files\Claris Corp\FileMaker Pro
    4.0\word2google.fp3")

    End Sub
    ---

    So the macro copies the search terms, opens the FMP file, the content is
    pasted, the user can add domain restrictions and the search button opens
    Google and closes the FMP file.

    WORKS LIKE A CHARM.

    But... (why is there always a "but"?) after binding the single file the Word
    macro still calls the executable and opens its screen - BUT THERE IS NO
    FILE!!!!!!!!!! There is just an blank (solution) screen, as if you would
    start FMP by itself but not open a file yet.

    I had to resort to writing an AutoIt keyboard macro and compile it. Now I
    let Word call that macro in that Shell statement, which on its turn calls
    the bound FMP solution - and it works like a charm again.

    WHY?????


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    Default Re: "blank" screen when calling bound FMP from Word - a bug or a feature?

    Dear Listeners:

    I have a very slight suspicion - but no proof yet - that this behaviour
    might be caused by the Transcoding plug-in from [url]www.24usoftware.com[/url] which
    works fine in an ordignary FP3 file but not (yet (possibly due to
    additionally necessary passwords)) in a bound solution.

    --


    Met vriendelijke groet / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With kind regards
    Christoph Bouthillier
    post (-a-t-) no-no-spam tekstotaal dot com
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    > Dear Listeners:
    >
    > A very strange phenomenon:
    >
    > A single FMP file with 1 record. It basically contains a field where one
    can
    > input serach terms for Google. Then an URL is formed that opens Google
    with
    > the search terms.
    >
    > The field with the search terms is to be filled with a paste script step.
    >
    > In Word the user highlights any string he wants to search in Google.
    > The user clicks on a new menu bar icon in Word.
    >
    > The syntax of the Word macro is:
    >
    > ---
    > Sub Word2Google()
    > '
    > ' Word2Google Macro
    > ' Macro opgenomen op 27-07-2003 door Christoph Bouthillier
    > '
    > Selection.Copy
    > s = Shell("C:\Program Files\Claris Corp\FileMaker Pro
    > 4.0\word2google.fp3")
    >
    > End Sub
    > ---
    >
    > So the macro copies the search terms, opens the FMP file, the content is
    > pasted, the user can add domain restrictions and the search button opens
    > Google and closes the FMP file.
    >
    > WORKS LIKE A CHARM.
    >
    > But... (why is there always a "but"?) after binding the single file the
    Word
    > macro still calls the executable and opens its screen - BUT THERE IS NO
    > FILE!!!!!!!!!! There is just an blank (solution) screen, as if you would
    > start FMP by itself but not open a file yet.
    >
    > I had to resort to writing an AutoIt keyboard macro and compile it. Now I
    > let Word call that macro in that Shell statement, which on its turn calls
    > the bound FMP solution - and it works like a charm again.
    >
    > WHY?????
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Met vriendelijke groet / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With kind regards
    > Christoph Bouthillier
    > post (-a-t-) no-no-spam tekstotaal dot com
    > Please remove "no-no-spam" when e-mailing me directly - Thanks
    > ------
    >
    >
    >

    Christoph Bouthillier Guest

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