4 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2013 9:44 AM by tony.dhoop@telenet.be

    reoccurring error message on copying from layout to another (exceeding layout size)

    tony.dhoop@telenet.be

      Summary

      reoccurring error message on copying from layout to another (exceeding layout size)

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      Filemaker 12 Advanced

      Operating system version

      Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      Dear, I am constantly getting the error message


      "This operation cannot be completed because it would exceed the maximum allowed dimensions of a layout"

      (attached the screenshot)

      when copying items from one layout to another.

      This mostly is with very simple things such as copying buttons, or even text.

      But it's always when copying from one layout to another.

      Restarting Filemaker fixes the problem, but it's getting seriously annoying.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Problem occurs at unpredictable moments.
      Sometimes days nothing happens, sometimes, it's every 10 minutes.

      Expected result

      not having the error message anymore

      Actual result

      still having the error message

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      "This operation cannot be completed because it would exceed the maximum allowed dimensions of a layout"

      Configuration information

      This was posted at the Filemaker Technical Network, where no solution was found.

      https://fmdev.filemaker.com/message/116013#116013

      Workaround

      Restarting filemaker.
      Restarting the file alone is not sufficient.
      Restart of pc is not required.

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