These 2 PDFs that I just uploaded are created with the same Filemaker Pro database. The first one is from the copy moved from a Windows machine to the Mac machine. The second is from the Windows version. I want the PDFs to page at the same place. Is there some change that I can make to ensure that the paging works for both versions the same.
there's a known bug regarding line heights with windows.
If you specify line height in "line" instead of points, the text might get messed up with windows.
How's the result when specify line-heigth in points?
I just updated the layouts with pts and found the problem continues when I copy the Windows created one to my Mac. I hadn't compared the layouts before. I find the size of the page to be shorter in the Mac world. The layout goes beyond the length of the page. Works great on my Windows version.
I think that two different main problems can occur :
- Lines height differences, as stated by Benjamin.
- Margin differences
The first is maybe really the more difficult to solve. Because as illogical it can seem, we know by experience that the same Font is not producing exactly the same on both platform. In terms of spacing between each char, and spacing between each line.
I am not sure you have a chance. But if so, the font's choice have a certain importance. Because the differences between Mac and Windows are not equal for each Font.
I can recommend you Tahoma or Verdana, as far i know. At contrary, a very BAD example is Trebuchet MS. From my own experience, specially with FileMaker Pro, platform differences are huge with this font...
For the second one, i can recommend you to define fixed margins on your layout. And of course, generous values should be better by security.
This article could also be useful.
Please let us know...
Edit : the last link was in french instead of english on my original comment.
The screen above is the snapshot of the Windows layout. The Mac version is different. Is there a place to determine the paging on the layout.
The answer came in doing fixed margins. Thank you, Fred.