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Text objects automatically resize when changing appearance properties

Question asked by DamonCasey on May 12, 2012
Latest reply on May 16, 2012 by TSGal

Summary

Text objects automatically resize when changing appearance properties

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

FileMaker Pro Advanced 12.0v1 (03-15-2012)

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.8

Description of the issue

When changing a text object's appearance by changing its background colour, font, font size or style, the text object resizes to fit the text. The severity of this depends on how the object is aligned.

If the text is vertically aligned to the top of the object, both the width and height of the object resizes to the width and height of the text. If the text is vertically aligned to the centre of the object, the width of the object resizes to the width of the text.

This happens with the classic theme and the new FileMaker 12 themes.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1) Use the text tool to write the word "the".
2) Set the text to be left aligned and top aligned.
3) Resize the text object to 200pt wide and 200pt high.
4) Set the font style to bold.

Expected result

The text object remains at 200pt wide and 200pt high.

Actual result

The text object is resized to fit the text.

Workaround

I haven't found any workaround. This is horribly unproductive as any style change resizes objects that have been positioned exactly on a layout. I have to manually resize the objects every single time I make an appearance change.

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