GoTo Function That Works in View Mode

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Notes Application Question. Notes R5.0.11 Client. WinXP OS. I have a requirement to display several groups of fields on a form (I didn't say section, because they don't want to use Notes Sections and I don't want to confuse the issue), then provide buttons on the Action Button bar that users can click to move to any field group. The @Command([EditGotoField] ; fieldName ) function and notesUIDocument.GotoField( fieldName$ ) method both require that a form be in edit mode. I need a Notes function (this is not a web app) that will work in view mode. This would be equivalent to a simple bookmark tag on a web page. Anybody have an idea? These users don't like tabbed tables or collasible sections. They don't like things being hidden; they want to be able to scroll and find things when they want to, I guess.

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This may sound crass, but your users have just eliminated the design methods available to make a form look uncluttered, yet have lots of information (collapsible sections, tabbed tables). If they want to see it all, then they get to see it all. You can make regular tables with a “section identifier bar” as the first row in the table in a different color, so they can visually go to the information of interest to them at this time just by quickly scanning down, then they can focus on this section, but I know of no way to “go to field” with the document in read mode. Sorry.

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  • Stiletto
    Couldn't you just use a bunch of CFD fields to simply display the data? Then the doc could be in edit mode without the chance of the users actually editing it. You could either control their display with hide-when formulae that check the doc's edit mode, or you could use a separate form.
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  • ThomasBalatka
    Hi another solution is to use "Anchors Links" on the Document / Form (also works fine in reader Mode!) You can link this Anchor positions in each Hotspot / Action Button to switch to the different "Sections"! Hope this helps ;-) Thomas Also possible is a tricky Hide/When filtering!
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  • Brooklynegg
    Thanks for the replies. I was having trouble thinking of the word "Anchor." (Could only think of Bookmark.) Once that came up, I was able to do a search and found that they don't work as expected in Notes, but found this very definitive answer on geniisoft.com. Take a look, if you are interested. http://www.geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/20031102-1131%20PM?OpenDocument
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