To do this you would need to size your portals relatively large, to cater for what 'could' be included.
Then use the printing / sliding options to slide up and reduce the enclosing part.
You may run into problems if you have the any text aligned to the middle of the field (not to be confused with aligning it as center )
Yea, Ive been trying to use the slide up option, but I must not have them lined up correctly.
I'm not quite sure what you mean about the text alignment. Is that for the overall portal, or for each individual field in the portal? Sorry, I'm rather a newb at FMP.
Thank you! I selected the portal, left justified it and it works like a champ now!
I was referring to the font alignment option, in FM10, it is available from the Format > Align text menu
You will see options for Top, Center, Bottom Center and perhaps even bottom will cause issues.
Seems They use the term center for both horizontal / vertical alignment sorry for the confusion, no idea where Middle came into it...
Anyway, aligning vertically to the middle can cause issues also, just one to watch out for...
For what its worth, Ive been developing in filemaker for years but only realised this recently.
You should however still be able to clear left and right anchors from the portal, so it centers on the printout.
On a separate, but slightly similar note:
I have these multiple portals in this report, that can slide up. If the portal expands to not be able fit on the rest of the page, it moves it to the next page. Is there a way to split the portal so that it appears right after the above portal, and then continue on to the next page?
Does that make sense?
Since this is a second topic, I'll create a new thread.
If you can set up a summary report that works from the Portal's table rather than the parent record, you can eliminate having to work with sliding portals. This works well if you have just two tables involved. If you have three or more (More than one portal). Then you still have to deal with sliding portals.