Serial # Changes on Preview
What would cause my generated serial to show up as "1" in preview mode???
Probably, the first record in your current found set has a serial number of 1. When you preview a layout, what you see is what you would get if your were to print from that layout using the Records Being Browsed option with the first record in your found set shown on page one. If you click on the book icon, it will move you one page at a time rather than one record at a time when you are in preview mode.
If you want to preview just the current record, first manipulate your found set to only have the current record.
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