Thank you for your post.
At the bottom of page 25 of the "Instant Web Publishing Guide" (http://www.filemaker.com/support/product/docs/12/fmp/fm12_instant_web_publish_en.pdf), it states:
"Important You must select the Classic theme in the FileMaker Pro Layout Setup dialog for the layouts that you want to use for Instant Web Publishing. If your layouts use any other theme, the layouts are not supported for Instant Web Publishing.
Files created in FileMaker Pro 11 and earlier that were converted to FileMaker Pro 12 will be in the Classic theme after conversion. But newly-created databases in FileMaker Pro 12 will not be in the Classic theme by default."
Your post is well written; however, I cannot seems to find anywhere in FM 12 the option to select what you refer to as the Classic theme. Is it maybe because I used one of the pre-formatted templates and you cannot change the layout? I am not sure. Inotherwords, please provide the "How To" to your last sentence: "But newly created databases in Filemaker Pro 12 will not be in the Classic theme by default". How do i get them there? Need some steps, please
While in Layout mode, select Change Theme.
Wow this is disappointing, i like the new themes, when I changed it to classic it turned my layout a dark grey and messed up my layouts. But will deal with it, hope this can be fixed.
It is not hard to use Filemaker's themes for IWP. You have two options:
1. Create a copy of the layout and change it to the classic theme. Use the paintbrush tool to copy styles from layout elements from orignal layout to the new classic layout. Double click on the paintbrush tool to apply the style to multiple layout items. It takes a few minutes, but it is not hard.
2. Navigate to the custom themed layout using a script. Use the Set Error Capture [On] step first, then the Change Layout to go to the custom themed layout. Create a starting page in the classic theme, and on it place a button to navigate to the other layouts, with the script that you just created.
In either case, you will need to check the results on a variety of web browsers. Some of the fonts will not work and will come out looking plane and boring, so you will need to choose a new style for those.