2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2010 3:03 AM by a8061

    Variable text fields and Preview forms

    a8061

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      Variable text fields and Preview forms

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      Dear all

       

      I have a simple question (i suppose..........)

      I need to create a Preview Form (for printing) filled from a Layout of my database but my problem is that i can`t assign dimensions to the text fields on the Preview Form because those fields can include from one to 'n (infinite)' lines.

       

      Someone coud help me?

       

      Thanks in advance

      Manuel

        • 1. Re: Variable text fields and Preview forms
          philmodjunk

          One to "infinite lines" isn't something filemaker can handle. That suggests you may need to restructure your database to that this isn't a problem.

           

          One to many lines, can be handled with fields set to Slide up/shrink enclosing part (in Fmp 11 that's "resize enclosing part).

           

          Make each field many lines tall and set the sliding/shrinking as I've described. The fields will shrink but not "grow". The effect will only be visible when you preview/pdf/print your report.

          • 2. Re: Variable text fields and Preview forms
            a8061

            Thanks a lot

            I'll use your solution, it solve my problem and the appareance of printed report is perfect.

             

            Best regards

            Manuel Delgado

            Hospital Universitario de Salamanca

            Salamanca, Spain