Pause/Resume Script
Pauses a script indefinitely or for a specified length of time so the user can perform other tasks in the current window.
Pause/Resume Script [Indefinitely/Duration (seconds) <n>]
Click Specify to display the Pause/Resume Options dialog box, where you can set the following options.
Select Indefinitely to pause the script until the user clicks Continue (a button created by FileMaker Pro in the status toolbar) or presses Enter.
Select For duration and enter the number of seconds to pause the script.
Select For duration and click Specify to create a calculation to determine the number of seconds to pause the script.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server scheduled script 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
This script step can, for example, wait for a user to enter data, and then guide the user from screen to screen, prompting for data entry as needed. You can also use Pause/Resume Script to help debug your scripts, for example, to see what value is in a field at a particular point in a script or to evaluate the progress of a script.
The Pause/Resume Script script step operates on the foreground window of the file from which the script is performed. If the script’s current window is hidden, Pause/Resume Script brings that window to the front and shows it.
The For duration value must evaluate as a number, which is the duration of the pause in seconds. If you use the Specify Calculation dialog box to determine the duration, the calculation result must be a number or your script will not pause.
To give you more control over a user's actions when a script pauses, FileMaker Pro makes some menu commands unavailable to users. You can define buttons to let users perform actions not available on the menus.
Note  A Pause/Resume Script step unfreezes a Freeze Window script step.
Example 1 
Goes to the Print Invoices layout and pauses. The user can click a Continue button on the status toolbar or the layout to print the records.
Go to Layout ["Print Invoices"]
Pause/Resume Script [Indefinitely]
Print [Restore: Printer]
Go to Layout [original layout]
Related topics 
Script steps reference (alphabetical list)
Script steps reference (category list)
About formulas