2 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2012 7:58 AM by TSGal

    Need to be able to set defaults for layouts

    scottworld

      Summary

      Need to be able to set defaults for layouts

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      12

      Operating system version

      Mac OS X 10.6.8

      Description of the issue

      In all prior versions of FileMaker, we could set our own "defaults" for any layout:
      - Default font
      - Default font size
      - Default line color
      - Default box fill color
      - Default border color
      - Default text style
      - etc.

      However, in FileMaker 12, this much-needed functionality has been removed from us. FileMaker 12 ASSUMES that we are SO ENAMORED with their themes, that we want ALL NEW OBJECTS TO ADOPT THOSE THEMES. This SIMPLY ISN'T TRUE. We NEED the flexibility to set the defaults on our own, and LET US QUICKLY DEVELOP the layouts that WE WANT TO DEVELOP.

      It DOESN'T SAVE US TIME if we have to continually have to START with FileMaker's thematic defaults, and then MANUALLY MODIFY those defaults to match our own desires.

      Why did FileMaker IGNORE THE DEVELOPER in the release of FM 12, and instead cater to beginners instead?