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Lines of text duplicating on the bottom of one page and the top of the next.

Question asked by Extensitech on Oct 21, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2014 by TSGal


Lines of text duplicating on the bottom of one page and the top of the next.


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows 7 and 8.1

Description of the issue

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I brought in the layout from the solution where the problem is an issue, and then removed as many complications as I could find while still keeping the demonstrated issue. On the data layout, note the highlighted line from record 5. On the print layout, in preview, note that the highlighted line shows at both the bottom of page 1 and the top of page 2.  The same file does not have this issue in FM12. Not sure if it happens on Mac. The clients are windows and FMP13, though.

In the actual solution, this layout is a report generator, based on a virtual list, with some very complex options, tab stops, page breaking and so forth. Many of the complications were actually a side-effect of trying to get around this bug.

Steps to reproduce the problem

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Expected result

A row of text shouldn't be duplicated on the printout unless it's duplicated in the data.

Actual result

see highlighted text in demo file, in preview mode on the print layout. (There are sub-summaries on the page, but sorting isn't necessary to see the issue.)

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I believe, over the course of a couple of months, that I've exhausted the possible ways of working around this bug, given the complex constraints in the actual solution. I find ways to make the issue go away for a particular set of records, but then some other combination of text breaks it again.