Chapter 33: Customizing the Menu Bar

Chapter 33 continues an exploration of designing layouts with an explanation of how to create custom menus to take total control over the user interface.


The material in this chapter is organized into the following sections:

  • Exploring the Capabilities of Custom Menus
  • Getting Started with Custom Menu Basics
    • Exploring Custom Menu Set Options
    • Understanding Customization Exceptions
  • Exploring the Manage Custom Menus Dialog
  • Creating a Custom Menu Set
    • Adding Copies of Standard FileMaker Menus
  • Customizing Menu Items
    • Exploring the Edit Custom Menu Dialog
    • Modifying Standard Menu Items
    • Adding a Custom Menu
  • Installing a Menu Set
  • Exploring the Link Between Commands and Menus
  • Creating Status-Based Custom Menu