4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 8:09 PM by MichaelPederson

    See-thru text



      See-thru text


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      OS X 10.9.2

      Description of the issue

      I opened up a file tonight and when I did so FileMaker informed me that a new version was available and would I like to download it. I clicked on no (I'm in the middle of a project and don't want to be learning an update when I'm on a deadline) and then my file opened. Now all of the text is transparent. Nothing I've tried has changed that. Am I being punished for not upgrading?

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      I opened a second document and had the same problem. I also created a new document and still had this problem.

      Expected result

      I expect my text to be a clear readable black color.

      Actual result

      White text everywhere.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


      Configuration information





        • 1. Re: See-thru text

               I see no way that selecting "no" could have any affect on your exisiting databases. (Selecting yes, just down loads a free updater that still has to be run after the download before any change is made to your application.)

               Thus, I would suspect some other factor is to blame here. What do you see on these layouts when you enter layout mode? Is text on these layouts visible then?

               Do you have a back up copy of the file that you can open? Does it show the same thing?

          • 2. Re: See-thru text

                 I wonder if a Theme has been accidentally applied to this file.

            • 3. Re: See-thru text

                   Michael -

                   Thank you for your message.

                   PhilModJunk is correct.  Ignoring the update would not have any affect on text displaying like this.  Checking a backup or the theme for the layout seems like a good "first step" in tracking this down as well as physically checking to see how the text has been formatted using the Inspector.

                   And you mentioned you checked another file and it did the same thing - have you tried one of the starter solutions or another of your file(s) to see if the problem is truly across the board?

                   Even if you applied v2, and that is always a good idea, I can't imagine it would change your files and layouts like that.

                   FileMaker, Inc.

              • 4. Re: See-thru text

                     It does look like a Theme got accidentally applied. Good catch. Thanks!