I agree that the padding is a more than I prefer, but:
What if you want to INCREASE the padding?! You can't do it.
Is not something I can replicate in Windows XP. If I select "pts" for units and enter a number in the "Left" box, I see the contents of the selected field shift that number of points.
Of course this isn't anything I can forsee needing to do as the padding that's present is more than I prefer as it is.
I would never want to increase the padding either... the main gist of the bug report is that you can't REMOVE the padding.
I agree, but the minimum padding is a design issue. Not being able to use the left, indent, etc boxes to increase the padding is a bug. If it works on Windows and Not on Mac, it becomes a "mac only" bug--all info that's important to the folks at Filemaker when you post a bug report here.
I'm the first to agree that the implementation of Themes/CSS in FileMaker 12 is very questionable, at least for developers that need to control "everything" (I'm one of them). I just don't use themes... but I'm still very pleased with the new formatting options in FIleMaker 12, and I have come to live with the fact that I need to create my own "template" objects from scratch that I then duplicate.
I can't reproduce the bug reported on the Mac - I can increase the "Indent" without problems.
That being said, it might be interesting to know that the distance between the left edge of the field and where the text starts actually depends on at least two different attributes in the css: "padding-left" and "-fm-paragraph-margin-left". And FMI only gives us access to the latter. And the interface FMI gives us doesn't allow us to enter negative values.
You all probably know this already, but for anyone wishing to get their feedback/requests for design changes heard by as many people in FMP Inc. as possible, this link can be used: http://www.filemaker.com/company/contact/feature_request.html
Wait a second, everybody is getting consumed by the wrong thing here. Forget about increasing the padding. I never want to do that. I just threw that out there as an example.
The BUG THAT I AM REPORTING is that you can not REMOVE THE PADDING.
Please, let's forget about increasing the padding.
There is no way to REMOVE the padding.
Can somebody please report this to FMI?
I understand what you want, but:
Reporting it here, reports it officially to FileMaker Inc, but it reports it as a bug. FileMaker, I predict will respond that it's not a bug, but it's "as designed" and will suggest that you post a feature request. That is something that should be done here as the "TS" people that read your post here are not likely to be the people that can implement such a design change. Posting a feature request will get your feedback seen by more people at FM Inc than will a post made here.
Incorrectly reporting that the you can't change the padding by increasing it does not help you make your case and correcting that error here is a necessary thing to keep things accurate.
Great, thanks, Phil... I will report it in that other forum. :)
Thank you for posting.
As PhilModJunk already explained this is a design change new to FileMaker 12. If you would like to give feedback for additional features in future versions you can report that here.