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Tab key resetting to new line

Question asked by StevenSanders on Jul 20, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2012 by nilsw


Tab key resetting to new line


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

The issue happens while entering a calculation for Calc. Fields, Custom Functions, etc.

After more than 68 pixels on the screen, the tab character resets—acting the same as a carriage return.

As a result, most of my Custom Functions, etc. imported from FMP10 are crammed together and column alignment is gone. Reading the text has lost all reasonable understanding in FMP12.

I beg you to fix this! I have over 100,000 lines of code written since FMP7 that are unreadable!

Steps to reproduce the problem

Type the following comment line (on a Mac only):

Then type a "tab" and a "x"

Then type this line with two periods at the end:

Then type a "tab" and a "x"

In the second case, the "x" displays on the next line rather than staying on the same line.

Expected result

Both typings above should stay on the same line. A tab should never do a hard reset like a carriage return.

Actual result

Displays on 3 lines instead of two