the sliding option will not work on a container if the aligment of the image isn't TOP-LEFT.
Go and try with the correct alignment.
OK maybe i got this to work now.
I noticed that what I'm seeing in browse mode is significantly different from what I'm seeing in preview and is still different from what is see at print.
Holy crap, WYSIWYG anyone?
Sliding only works in preview and print, not in browse mode.
Have you checked the alignment like raybaudi suggested? These are settings found at the bottom of the Inspector's Position tab.
Yes that helped along with knowing that sliding only works in preview and preview is not always what you get in print....
With the help of printing to PDF I've managed to slowly adjust things the way they should be.
It would be so much easier if images could be inserted inline with the text like in word.
I guess not many people use the merge letter features of filemaker.
The merge fields are used frequently, but not with container fields. Such a capability would be highly useful, but isn't built in to current versions of Filemaker.
I find Preview to be a very close match to Print, so am suprised that you are seeing a significang difference here. The main difference is that preview assumes that you are going to use the "records being browsed" option so the first page of preview will display the first record in your current found set.
Go to the following site, www.nightwingenterprises.com, and download the demo:
This is an extensive, intensive merge system that places a signature at the end of the body. Ray Cologon literally wrote the Bible on 9 and 10. This demo uses a custom function and a couple of calcs, but it works and it shows how to place a container field in a merge document and get it to slide.
A very good demo that provides an upgraded approach to using a template text in a field with a system to replace marker tags with data from fields and calculations courtesy of that custom function (You can do most of what's in the custom function with a substitute function and a series of bracket pairs of substitution expressions), but doesn't offer anything more with regards to merging with graphic elements in container fields. The demo still places the container field at the bottom and relies on sliding just like we have described here.
The idea of using a container field as a merge field so that objects merge or even wrap around it is beyond the current capabilities of FileMaker as far as I know.
The nightwing enterprises demo will help tremendously.