5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2013 7:28 AM by disabled_ntaylor

    Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"



      Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      OSX 10.7.4

      Description of the issue

      Using FM Pro 12 advanced.

      It seems that even when I have snap to grid and snap to guides set to off, FM is snapping to something. I can use the [command] + mouse to move smoothly, but I'd like to not have any "snap to" behavior ON.

      Why can't I turn the Snap to behaviour off?


      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Turn Snap to guides "Off"

      Expected result

      objects won't snap to guides

      Actual result

      -- but they do!


      [command] + mouse

        • 1. Re: Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"

          Hello edmalloy:

          Thank you for posting.

          Dynamic guides could be causing the snap to behavior you are experiencing.

          From the User Guide:

          "When you drag objects to move, resize, or position them on a layout, dynamic guides appear near or on the objects to help you create and edit them more precisely. Dynamic guides also “snap-to” the upper and lower boundaries and the centers of objects as you move, resize, or position them." 

          If you disable dynamic guides, do you then get the desired behavior?


          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"

                 How do you turn off Dynamic Guides? (Arrange:Object Grids is unchecked)

            • 3. Re: Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"

                   James Back:

                   Thank you for the post.


                   To turn off Dynamic Guides:


                   1. Choose View > Layout Mode

                   2. Choose View > Dynamic Guides


                   Once you click on "√ Dynamic Guides" the option should uncheck. 


                   FileMaker, Inc.

              • 4. Re: Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"

                     There is no "Dynamic Guides" selection under the View Menu. I'm using FMP Advanced 11..0v4

                • 5. Re: Snap to Grid Guides dont go "off"

                       James Back:

                       Thank you for the reply.


                       Dynamic Guides were not a feature in FileMaker Pro 11. The original poster was asking about the feature which was added in FileMaker Pro 12. 


                       Please note, Report an Issue is for bug reports.


                       If you have a question about how to use a FileMaker product, please post that question to one of the other forums (FileMaker Pro Forum, FileMaker Server Forum or FileMaker Go Forum) that have been set up for that purpose. If you post to the FM Pro Forum section (see tab at top of screen), then not only will more people see the post, but you will likely get a quicker reply.


                       FileMaker, Inc.