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Photo in container field not properly aligned with border

Question asked by bmerc on Dec 29, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2011 by bmerc


Photo in container field not properly aligned with border


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows XP SP3

Description of the issue

When printing a photo in a container field that has a border applied, the photo appears to be properly centered in the border in browse and preview modes, but on the actual printout, the border is slightly offset down and to the right.

This makes the border appear uneven, and may also cause the background to show between the border and the photo.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a table with a container field.
Create a layout with this field on it, and with a border applied to the field.
Format the field to reduce or enlarge image to fit.
Do not select Maintain original proportions

Store a picture (BMP, JPEG, etc) in the field.
Print the layout.

Expected result

Photo should have an equally sized border all around it as it appears on screen in preview mode.

Actual result

Contents of container are offset slightly down and to the right relative to the border, creating an uneven border and possibly a gap between the picture and the border on the top and left side.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

I have tried this with multiple different printers and drivers and by printing to PDF with the same results, it is not a printer-specific issue.


Filling the background of the container field with the same color as the border will make the problem less noticeable, but doesn't resolve it.