9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2014 2:17 PM by philmodjunk

    Repeated Theme Changes Bloats File Size



      Repeated Theme Changes Bloats File Size


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows XP, SP3

      Description of the issue

      If you open a file and repeatedly select different layout themes, your file gets larger with each theme change even though you make no other changes to the file.

      10 theme changes on a small, one layout, 1 field, 1 button file took the file size from 68k to 404k. Using Save a copy as/compacted produced a copy of the file with a size of 320k.

      Configuration information

      This report reproduces info shared at a recent DigFM meeting at FileMaker Inc. headquarters. I'm reporting it here so we can get it added to the Known Bugs List. (http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/ad61a7e781)


      If you want to experiment to see what is possible with different layout themes, either use a copy of your file that you then discard or restrict your research to the preview pane in the change Theme dialog and don't actually apply the different themes to a layout.