1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 9, 2011 11:31 AM by philmodjunk

    Browser display works in Mac OS but not Windows



      Browser display works in Mac OS but not Windows


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Mac OS 10.7.1 and Windows (XP?) on Parallels

      Description of the issue

      I created layouts on my Mac in FMP 11, but when used on our Windows machines (Mac running Windows via Parallel, Windows version of FMP 11), the font is too big for the text box and part is cut off.  No fancy font, just the default Helvetica.  They ought to look the same.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Make a simple layout in FMP 11 on Mac that has text boxes with text that nearly fills the box (might need to be more than one line). It looks OK in Browse mode on Mac version.

      Pull up the same layout in Browse mode on the Windows version.

      Expected result

      They should look identical.

      Actual result

      The Windows version doesn't fit in the box - part is cut off.
      The screenshot I uploaded is the OK Mac version.  When I view it in Windows, some of the text in red is cut off (the bottom half of the second line).

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No error messages

      Configuration information

      I was just using the default Helvetica font.  One "problem" pane was in boldface, but I think others were not.


        • 1. Re: Browser display works in Mac OS but not Windows

          This is a long standing difference between Mac and Windows platforms. The same size block of text takes a bit more vertical and horizontal space in order to be properly displayed. This is one of the reasons Experienced developers test cross platform solutions on both systems before deploying them.

          This little quirk with text, BTW, is why I recommend devloping layouts on the windows system, then opening and checking them on a Mac system. Few layouts need adjsuting for Mac compatibility if first developed in Windows...