What version of FileMaker and on what platform? With Filemaker 11/Windows XP, I can place a field on the layout, select vertical centering on the appearance tab and that's what I get, the text is vertically centered.
One possibility: Any chance you have entered a return into the field? That will create the appearance that the text is higher in the field when filemaker vertically centers the two lines of text, but the second line is invisible.
FMA9 although I own 11. On a mac. That's an excellent suggestion about the return but I have run into that before so no that is not what is happening.
Okay think I figured one thing. When I make the text box as small as it will go vertically, then the text is off center. If the box is larger than it needs to be then the text is centered. Is there a way around this or am I stuck with having to use text boxes that are larger than the minimum?
I don't know. On my system, if I drag the selection handles to make the field as small as possible (I can use the inspector to make the field even smaller), the text appears correctly centered.
Well lucky you! lol
Okay since you said that I experimented further. I am using a font "Minion" which is our brand font so there is great desire to use it. However if i copy the field and change it to Helvetica, it aligns properly. Any advice how to rein in a misbehavin' font? If not I can try to convince the boss to accept a non Brand font which he won't like but at least I have a work-around.
Any chance there's something wrong with this font that needs to be corrected? If so, the font publisher should fix the issue.