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Aligning objects results in half-size point positions.

Question asked by scottworld on Feb 14, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2013 by scottworld


Aligning objects results in half-size point positions.


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OS X 10.8.2

Description of the issue

One of the most frustrating behaviors in FileMaker 12 happens when you try to align objects with each other.

After alignment, often times the objects will end up with position numbers that end with a .5 (a half-point-size)!

On its own, this is problematic because it makes it very difficult to work with the numbers when they aren't whole numbers.

But even more important is that there is a BUG associated with this problem. Whenever text objects have half-point-size placements on the layout, the text becomes blurry/bolded/very weird looking. The only way to fix this is to make sure that all text object have top & left position numbers that are WHOLE numbers, not half-numbers.

This was not a problem in previous versions of FileMaker... after alignment, everything always ended up with a WHOLE NUMBER for its pixel position placement on the layout.

Can FMI please revert back to previous behavior on this?