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Layout parts can't be resized in whole points (pixels)

Question asked by ehall on Jul 2, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2015 by TSGal

Summary

Layout parts can't be resized in whole points (pixels)

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced, 13.0v3

Operating system version

OS X 10.9

Description of the issue

After resizing a layout part by dragging the edge of the part, its size is no longer in whole points (pixels). Its size is actually different than the size that inspector reports during dragging, which is shown in whole points. For example, when resizing a layout part to 65 points, the final size may be 65.189 points or 65.492 points, etc.

This has the side effect of moving all objects below the resized part to a non-whole-point position, which makes these objects appear fuzzy instead of crisp.

This resize behavior is different than resizing other objects, such as fields or text boxes. These objects are resized in whole points, and always match the size reported by inspector during resizing.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Switch Inspector measurements to points. Drag the edge of a layout part to resize it. While resizing, note the height in Inspector. After resizing, check the height of the part. It does not match the size reported in Inspector during resizing, and will instead be off by some thousandths of a point.

Workaround

Manually change the height of all parts by entering the height in Inspector? This is not ideal, since every lower part on the layout has to be resized as well, in addition to manually moving all the objects below the resized part.

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