Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Naming objects
Naming objects
You can assign names to objects and grouped objects. Some script steps and functions use these names to specify which object to act upon.
To name an object:
1. In Layout mode, select the object or grouped object that you want to name.
2. Click Inspector Inspector button in the layout bar, then click the Position Position tab.
3. In the Position area, type a value for Name.
4. Press Enter or Tab, or click outside the Inspector to apply the changes.
You can also name an object using the Layout Objects window. See Using the Layout Objects window to work with objects.
If you need to automate navigation to an object of any type, assign the object a name and create a script that uses the Go to Object script step. If you have more than one copy of the same field on a layout (for example, the same field on different tab panels), assign an object name to the copy of the field you want to navigate to. Use the Go to Object script step, rather than the Go to Field script step, and refer to the desired copy of the field by its object name rather than by its field name.
Object names are not case sensitive.
You can assign a name to an individual object or to a grouped object, but not to multiple objects. Individual objects retain their names even if you group them. However, to see or edit the names of individual objects in a group in the Inspector, you must ungroup them first.
The name you give a field in the Manage Database dialog box is independent of the object name.