1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 15, 2009 10:18 AM by TSGal

    Layout - random changes

    RickWhitelaw

      Summary

      Layout - random changes

      Description of the issue

      This has happened several times. After having certain layouts, or reports, print out with several fields moved beyond printable margins, I've gone to Layout mode and found field positions have moved. Most of these layouts have been a part of my solution for some time and I have no other occasion to see them in layout mode . . . they work fine usually. I know this can be caused by a Print Setup script step, as in selecting "format for any printer" or for a specific printer. This is not the cause in this case. PDFs of the layout also exhibit the same results.It's not a huge problem to fix except for a user without access to Layout mode. Ideas? Mac OSX 10.5.6, FM Pro Advanced 10 (the problem also occurred with version 9), MacPro Quad core Thanks, Rick. 

        • 1. Re: Layout - random changes
          TSGal

          RickWhitelaw:

           

          I have not seen random changes to a layout.

           

          Save as PDF uses the current Page Setup to render the PDF file.  You may find that it isn't the fields that have moved, but the actual Page Setup.  Go into Page Setup and make sure you have the appropriate page setup.  If the layout was created using "US Letter", but the Page Setup has changed to "US Letter Small", this could cause the fields to scroll off the right edge.

           

          Another possibility is that the fields use a font that was installed on one machine, but doesn't exist on a second machine, and there is some font substitution, which should not make the field larger, but it could make the print smaller or larger.

           

          Please keep me posted if you discover the cause, or if you can duplicate the problem, please let me know the exact steps.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc.