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is it possible to turn off menu and keyboard commands on one layout

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i have layout for a table where i want to force the users to use a "add new record" button that runs a script that also adds new records in 4 other tables at the same time. i do not want them to be able to add a record any other way other than using the "add new record" button
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i am running filemaker pro 8
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lesouef earned 2000 total points
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only the advanced version allows to make customs menus.
all you can do in the regular version is to disable menus in account privileges (all, all except edit); they will still display, but will be greyed out, and thus unusable.
so, you necessarily need at least 2 accounts minimum to handle that: 1 for you with full rights, and another custom one for users.
if you want to skip passwd entry for users, use file options to get a passwd auto-entry, and shift open it yourself (option on mac)
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thanks,
i have fm8 advanced. i will use a script step to change back and forth to the custom menu
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you don't have to, each layout can have its own menu, so you can attach a special menu to a specific layout and still keep the regular one on others.
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