1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 4, 2014 9:19 AM by philmodjunk

    Random part size

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      Random part size

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      I want to print my records as a brochure and I need to set up body part to fit randomly depending on information in fields. I'm using "Merge..." to get my result. 

        • 1. Re: Random part size
          philmodjunk

          Take a look at setting up the objects on your layout to "slide up" and to "resize enclosing part".

          Key facts about sliding layout objects:

                 
          1. It's only visible in preview mode and when you print/save as PDF...
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          3. Sliding fields will shrink but not expand.
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          5. All layout objects below and in the same layout part as the slide/resize field need to also be set to slide up and resize.
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          7. Objects in headers and footers will not slide.
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          9. Portals will shrink/slide to fit the number of rows of records, but fields within the portal row will not shrink/slide.
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          11. Fields will slide up only if Top alignment is specified for it and will slide left only if Left alignment is specified.
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          13. Consistent side borders are difficult to achieve with sliding fields.
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          15. In FMP13, hidden objects (”Hide object when”) will slide/resize.
                  

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