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Padding in textboxes

Question asked by JonJ on Oct 14, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2015 by TSGal


Padding in textboxes


FileMaker Pro



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Description of the issue

In text boxes, changing the padding values in the Inspector has no effect on the spacing of text within the text box. However, the inspector recognises that the object's style has been modified, and gives you the option to save the changes to the style.

Furthermore, you can add padding values by copying and pasting styles from other objects (such a text fields), although the values shown in the Inspector are independent of the pasted (and displayed) padding.

The fact that the padding boxes are not greyed-out on the inspector implies that padding is intended to work, as does the fact that you can copy/paste padding.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a text box and try to set the padding. You can change the numbers in the inspector, but this has no effect on the object (although the style is tagged as modified). Padding can be added by copy and pasting the style from a text field with the desired padding values.

Expected result

Padding should be modified.

Actual result

Padding remains at zero.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information



Paste the style from an object with the desired padding.