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Pane in New Layout/Report Dialog Box is too narrow

Question asked by boydcrow on Nov 23, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2011 by user15307


Pane in New Layout/Report Dialog Box is too narrow


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

WinXP - SP3

Description of the issue

In the process of creating a new Layout, the New Layout/Report dialog box opens, as one selects fields from the "Available fields" pane, they are displayed in the "Fields shown on layout/report" pane.  Unfortunately, this pane is not wide enough and there seems to be no way to make it wider.
I have a table named "Software per Computer". When I "move" a field to the pane, all I see is "Software per Computer..", no matter what field name I have selected, so there is no way to tell if I have selected the wrong item.  At the very least, it would be good UI programming practice to have a "hover tip" appear with the full Table::Field description.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Try to create a new Layout

Expected result

I would expect to see the Field Name in the "Fields shown on layout/report"

Actual result

I see only a truncated view of the field name which, in fact, contains nothing but the table name and is therefore useless.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error.


You have to wait until the new layout is displayed to see if you have, in fact, selected the desired fields.