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Setting object fill attribute with toolbar item cannot be changed with fill item in Inspector

Question asked by arnoldkegebein on Apr 11, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2012 by philmodjunk

Summary

Setting object fill attribute with toolbar item cannot be changed with fill item in Inspector

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12.0

Operating system version

OS X 10.6.8

Description of the issue

After changing an object fill to none using the toolbar, changing a fill color with the Inspector is getting complicated:

You cannot use the Inspector fill item directly. Selecting a color will not change the fill of the object.
Reason: FileMaker changed the opacity of the object to 0%.

But when you change the line color of the object to none, you can change it back to a color using the Inspector line color item.

There are different workarounds possible (see below) but for a consistent program, were similar items act in a similar way, I like to see the default color popup for the Inspector fill color item. All other occurrence of color selectors will open the FileMaker color popup except the fill color item. Please change it.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create an object.
Change the fill with the toolbar item to none.
Try to apply a fill color with the Inspector.

Workaround

Different workarounds:
(1) Select a fill color with the toolbar item.
(2) In the Inspector change the fill type to None, then back to color (this will create already a white background for the object), then select the desired color.

Outcomes