Setting up form, list, and table views for a layout
FileMaker Pro provides three different views of each layout: form, list, and table. When you change views, you change the way records display or print.
To specify which views are available in other modes:
In Layout mode, choose the layout you want to work with from the Layout pop-up menu.
Click Layout Setup Layout Setup button in the layout bar.
You can also click the name of the layout’s current table.
In the Layout Setup dialog box, click the Views tab, then select one or more views.
Unless you change the default settings, FileMaker Pro enables all views.
Click Properties to specify the Table View options you want.
The following table describes the options you can specify in the Table View Properties dialog box. When you’re finished specifying Table View options, click OK.
Select Horizontal, Vertical (or both), choose a color for the grid, and a style for the grid lines.
Select Include header part, Include footer part, or both.
Select Include column headers (which display the field names).
Select Use custom height, then choose a unit of measure and type a value.
For Default view, choose the view to display whenever you first open the layout.
If Include column headers is selected, users can right-click the column heading in Browse mode and choose the appropriate command to define fields, hide or delete fields, create a dynamic report, or reset the Table View. See Working with data in Table View.
If Include column headers is selected, users can resize columns by right-clicking the column header and choosing Table View > Set Column Width. This shortcut menu command is available even if Resizable columns is cleared in the Table View Properties dialog box.
FileMaker Pro uses the tab order to determine the default order of the columns in Table View. You can reorder the columns if Reorderable columns is selected in the Table View Properties dialog box. For information on reordering columns, see Viewing records as a form, list, or table.
For layouts that were converted from FileMaker Pro 12 or earlier, by default the current record is indicated with a solid vertical bar.