Hi Christiaan Bakker:
Thanks for submitting your post along with your straightfoward repro steps and screenshot.
In addition to the 10.7.3 you tested, I was also able to reproduce on my 10.6.8 machine. I'll go ahead and forward this thread along with my research to our Development and Testing department.
This bug also occurs in Windows.
I performed new tests about this issue with FileMaker Pro 12.0v4 on both Mac OS X 10.8.3 and Windows 7 systems and the bug seem to has been fixed.
Well done FMI !!!
The version 12 multiple repeating fields sliding issue has not been solved over the past year in any of the updates, including 12.0v4. The version 11 behavior aligned the individual rows of multiple repeating fields that were placed side by side. This allowed the creation of a very simple table or multiple tables for output layouts. If the version 11 behavior can not be replicated, then try a simple insertable spread sheet with definable rows and/or columns of repeating fields. Too many of us used this layout solution to create both a database of related records with exceptional output layouts that do not fit the sorted records list type of outputs. For many of us, this has meant a very manual tweaking of the data every time we need to print. What use to take moments to produce has now become an ongoing chore. Is there any hope that this can be resolved?
Thank you for the posts.
Testing and Development is aware this still occurs. I added the additional comments and concerns to the original report.
No additional information is available at this time.
Is there any hope?
Just upgraded our workgroup to FM 12, and was (unpleasantly) surprised to discover a bug related to the sliding and resizing of repeating fields when printing.
I had assumed that letting FM 12 "mature" until now would have worked out the egregious bugs. Maybe repeating fields are a thing of the past and this isn't a top priority for the team, but our solution(s) still use them.
Is there any fix on the horizon?
After some more experimentation, it appears that changing the field border on the repeating field from .25pt to 1pt (or higher) fixes the problem.
For some reason, FM doesn't properly calculate the sliding on fields with .25pt borders. Go figure.
Hi Don Johnson,
Thank you for your post ! But on my systems, this issue still persist, even i change all parameters about field border. Are you sure of these :
1 ) Using FileMaker 122 ) The repeating fields are all separated. I mean each repetition have his own object and all object have only one repetition at a time :Object #one repeat 1 to 1Object #two repeat 2 to 2etc...Let us know...Bye, Fred
It sounds like my issue was a bit different than yours. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
The part of my layout in question has 8 repeating fields, side by side (like columns), each of which is a repeating field with 150 repetitions. I only have 8 "objects" (the 8 repeating fields) in that part of the layout.
With the .25pt border applied to each field, the layout part would partially collapse, but not completely. Changing the border fixes that behavior for me.
I tried Don Johnson's fix with the field borders being changed to 1 point. It turns out my layout had 1 point field borders and the sliding fields would not align. I did change the field borders to 0.25 and back, through several iterations, but every time the repeating fields would not align. I am using FM12.0v4 so I would say that this does not fix the problem.
Hi Don Johnson and Brian,
Thank you for the reply !
The case we are dealing here is when each repetition of a field have his own object on a layout. On the inspector, data Tab, "Show repetition" option is set as : [ 1 to 1 ] and [ 2 to 2 ] and [ 3 to 3 ] etc...
In this typical case, the sliding up option of a field object doesn't work except for the first setted as [ 1 to 1 ].
On the following example, you will clearly see the bug.