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Frequent crashing in FMP 14

Question asked by carl7caitlin on Aug 7, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2015 by philmodjunk

Summary

Frequent crashing in FMP 14

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

14

Operating system version

OS X  Yosemite 10.10.4

Description of the issue

Cut-and-paste and copy-and-paste cause crashing.

Also, adding layout elements from scratch and then switching to browse mode causes crashing.

I'm working in a database that I began building in December 2014 (8 months ago) -- from scratch -- in FMP 13.  I've just "upgraded" (a term I use extremely loosely) to FMP 14 Advanced and find that even the most basic pasting causes frequent crashing -- whether in LAYOUT mode or working with field content in BROWSE mode.

On another note:  I give the new script writing work screens and the mechanisms to assign button scripts a MASSIVE thumbs down.  Like the Jolly Green Giant's thumb.  Basically, FMPA 14 stinks in every way that I've tried it.  Total waste of money... and my user time.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Cut-and-paste or copy-and-paste:

1.  Any object in layout mode (even one you created from scratch using the toolbar tools)

... and/or ...

2.  Any text in a text field while in browse mode.

Expected result

A proper pasting of the object or text.

Actual result

Spinning beach ball followed by crash message.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

It's the crash message.  You know the one.

Configuration information

It was the default install of FMP Advanced 14.

Workaround

Use FMP Advanced 13 or earlier.  Don't buy FileMaker any more.

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