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Can't Arrange Objects when Selection includes a Locked Object

Question asked by ErikWegweiser on Nov 8, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2014 by philmodjunk

Summary

Can't Arrange Objects when Selection includes a Locked Object

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

Advanced 13.0v3

Operating system version

Tested with Mac OS X 10.7.5 and 10.9.5; Windows 7 (64-bit)

Description of the issue

In Layout Mode, aligning objects fails after selecting locked and unlocked objects.

Steps to reproduce the problem

• Select an unlocked object, then select a locked object, by shift-clicking on the locked object.
• Be sure the locked object is actually selected (its blue indicator outline appears much fainter than other objects).
(This occurs only when selecting in this order. Selecting the locked object first does not produce this problem).

Expected result

All applicable Arrange & Align (Arrange menu) commands are available to perform on the selected objects.

Actual result

The Align, Resize and Group commands become unavailable.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

N/A

Configuration information

No active plug-ins

Workaround

• Select objects in reverse order: Locked object first.

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