2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2014 2:34 PM by MarkCampbell

    Page number stuck at 1 on multi-page report



      Page number stuck at 1 on multi-page report


           Problem: In a multi-page report the page number always stays at "1"

           Desired Result: I would like the page number to increment on each page in the report for a record and start over on the next record.

           Background: I have a database with companies as records, each with say 100 fields some of which may or may not be present and each with a variable length. I created a report that shows all the fields for a company, sliding all the fields up as blanks are encountered. In Layout mode I have a header, a footer and a body that extends over 5 pages (as indicated by the dotted page break lines). In the footer I have inserted the page number symbol.

      Behavior: The sliding feature seems to work but when I go to preview mode or generate a PDF the page number in the footer is "1" on all the pages.

      What I've Tried: I have moved the page symbol to the header - no luck. I have turned of sliding - no luck. I have tried to additional body parts to force pagination - no luck. I have switch from landscape to portrait page layout - no luck.

           Any ideas?


        • 1. Re: Page number stuck at 1 on multi-page report

               What version of FileMaker are you using?

               I'd like to use the same version to try and reproduce what you are reporting.

               What you could try is creating a new, simplified copy of this layout without copy/pasting any layout objects from the current layout and see if the page number symbol works on it. That would help verify whether this is a Filemaker Bug to be reported in Report and Issue or a problem with your original layout--the layout itself could be damaged.

          • 2. Re: Page number stuck at 1 on multi-page report

                 I am using FilemakerPro 13.

                 I think you pointed me to something that fixed it. When I created the layout I selected Computer and then Form instead of Print > Report since I did not want the data in tabular form. I wanted it more like a report document with sections and paragraphs.


                 I just created a new layout using Print > Report and then added a Header and a footer manually. I cut about four pages of fields and labels from my previous layout and now voila the page numbers are working. So I am not sure if it is because the original was corrupted somehow - but I think its because by selecting a Computer based layout the system keeps the page number as 1 since it assumes that you are looking at this on a screen and just scrolling down through the pages (even though they have footers). 

                 THANKS!!! I'll keep playing and re-post if I hit any other errors.