4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2015 1:31 PM by sumware

    Placeholder text too wide for its containing field displays ? rather than breaking at word breaks

    sumware

      Summary

      Placeholder text too wide for its containing field displays ? rather than breaking at word breaks

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      14.0.1

      Operating system version

      OS X 10.10.3

      Description of the issue

      Described in detail at:
      http://www.sumware.net/robfm3/?p=311

      When the calculation result of placeholder text is too wide for the field or too tall, FileMaker 14 displays a ?, rather than breaking at a word boundary.

      That is, FileMaker is treating the display like a number, rather than text.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create a field on a layout with placeholder text that is longer than the field.

      Detailed at:
      http://www.sumware.net/robfm3/?p=311

      Expected result

      The placeholder text to be truncated at the last word boundary before the end of the containing field, just like text is normally broken.

      Actual result

      FileMaker displays a ? instead of any of the placeholder

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      ?

      Workaround

      wrap the calculation in a LEFT( placeholder_calc ; x) where x is a number that should show fewer characters than will fit (difficult to calculate for non-mono-spaced fonts).