3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2012 10:44 AM by disabled_ntaylor

    Filemaker 12 cannot remove Drop Shadow from converted file

    ralvy

      Summary

      Filemaker 12 cannot remove Drop Shadow from converted file

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      12 v3

      Operating system version

      Mac and Windows

      Description of the issue

      After converting an FM11 file, I find that any attempt to remove Drop Shadow from a field in FM12 fails. Inspector says it's no longer there, but it is.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create a layout in FM11 with a field with Drop Shadow. Convert that file with FM12. In layout mode use Inspector to remove Drop Shadow. Inspector says it's gone now.

      Expected result

      Drop Shadow should be removed from the field.

      Actual result

      Drop Shadow stays.

      Workaround

      None.

        • 1. Re: Filemaker 12 cannot remove Drop Shadow from converted file

               ralvy:

               Thank you for the post.

               To attempt to replicate this I created a new database in FileMaker Pro 11 and put a single field on the layout with drop shadow. Next, I converted the database to FileMaker Pro 12:

               1. Entered layout mode 

               2. Highlighted the field 

               3. Opened the inspector and went to the appearance tab 

               4. Clicked the "Remove all styles" button (red box in screenshot below)

               5. Saved the layout and exited layout mode

                

               After these steps the drop shadow is not longer on the field. See the screenshot below with FileMaker Pro 11 on the left and FileMaker Pro 12 on the right. 

                

               Am I possibly missing a step to replicate?

                

               TSFalcon

               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Filemaker 12 cannot remove Drop Shadow from converted file
            ralvy

                 I see. Well, I was doing it by using the Effect dropdown in Inspector, changing it to None. That fails with Drop Shadow. Can you replicate that?

            • 3. Re: Filemaker 12 cannot remove Drop Shadow from converted file

                   ralvy:

                   Thank you for the reply.

                   Yes. I can replicate the behavior by changing the field from the drop shadow to none in the inspector on Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Windows 7. The work around at this time would be to use the "Remove all styles" button. 

                   I forwarded a report to Testing and Development for review. 

                   TSFalcon

                   FileMaker, Inc.