Exactly how did the layout change? Does some of the text appear different? if so, perhaps there is a font not installed on that computer or FileMaker is not configured to use it.
Duh! I was concentrating so much on the spacing which wasn't correct that I didn't even notice that the fonts were different than in the original file on my computer. So, that could well be the problem.
HOWEVER ... when I tried to "configure new fonts" it's greyed out and I can't do it on that computer. Any further thoughts?
Did you have the file open with a full access password on that computer?
Are the fonts that were missing "plain vanilla" fonts like times new roman or arial? Or were they more unusual fonts that might not be installed on that computer at all?
Good grief! I went to the new computer to "configure" some fonts and I never saw such a mess of unfamiliar fonts ... strange names ... none of the old standbys I am used to!
BTW ... I really appreciate your help. I've been using FM for many, many, many years, but mostly just scratching the surface of its possibilities and mostly for many of those years on Macs .... so I'm a bit out of my depth in trying to resolve these problems on PCs ... and I especially HATE Windows 8. But I'm as close to an inhouse IT person as we are likely to ever have.
I used Times New Roman, Garamond and Cooper Black for my contract. Since Times is the only one present on the new computer is there any way to make the fonts match more from computer to computer so that I can head off this problem in the future?
That's why I try to stick to times and arial as much as possible. It can look a bit "boring" but I also rarely see a font substitution issue either. You should, however, be able to find and install the missing fonts on your one computer. That should be less work than changing all of your layouts.