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FileMaker 12: Copying

Question asked by scott2si on Jun 14, 2012
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by TSGal


FileMaker 12: Copying & Pasting multiple objects


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

We are very annoyed with the fact that FileMaker 12 now forces us to GROUP multiple objects together before copying & pasting, if we intend on using their coordinates (top, bottom, left, or right) to paste with precision.

- If we don't group before copying, we don't get to see the coordinates at all.
- If we don't group before pasting, we can't type in any coordinates or else it applies those coordinates individually to each object.

In FileMaker 11, we used to be able to simply copy & paste multiple objects by selecting those objects, viewing the coordinates, then pasting those objects and typing in the coordinates.

But now, in FileMaker 12, they're assuming that everybody is always trying to align objects, which is why they apply the coordinates individually to each object. We don't WANT to align objects… there are already keyboard shortcuts for that behavior. We simply want to take a group of multiple objects and copy & paste them in the same location on multiple layouts.