2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2010 12:47 PM by TSGal

    Underline bug in FM 10.x and 11.x

    scott2si

      Summary

      Underline bug in FM 10.x and 11.x

      Description of the issue

      There is an underline bug in FileMaker 10.x and 11.x for Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6. This was never a problem in FileMaker 9.x. The problem only started with FileMaker 10.x.Here's the bug:I'll create a new layout that views records in list view, and I'll place field labels in the header above each column. Think of a very basic black & white report that looks like an Excel spreadsheet. Each of the field labels in the header is underlined. These are plain text field labels -- they are NOT merge fields. In browse mode and layout mode, all of the underlines are there. However, in preview mode, SOME (but not all) of the underlines disappear.  Even if I move the field labels into other parts (header, leading grand summary, subsummary), the underlines STILL disappear! If I delete the field labels and retype them from scratch on the layout, the underlines STILL disappear! But it's only SOME of the field labels and not others. So it's random.  The field labels are not overlapping into the body part beneath them, either. Same problem if I "view as form".  FileMaker reports no corruption in the file. It even happens with a brand new file that was just created a few minutes ago, as well. I have plenty of sample files to send FileMaker.I've been trying to solve this issue for many months now. Thank you,Scott

        • 1. Re: Underline bug in FM 10.x and 11.x
          scott2si

          It turns out that my friend Darren Terry discovered a workaround to this bug. This is what Darren had to say:

           

          "Try making the text fields themselves physically taller (not the font size), the way people do when trying to get a layout built on a Mac to display right on Windows."

           

          I did that, and it fixed the problem in FM 10.x and 11.x.

           

          I made the text field physically taller by extending the height downwards while keeping the text aligned at the top, and that worked. 

          Interestingly enough, it DOESN'T work if you make the text field physically taller by extending the height upwards while keeping the text aligned at the bottom.

          FileMaker Inc.: Please note that these field heights are the exact same heights that I've always used for these fonts in previous versions of FileMaker Pro, but for some reason, FM 10.x is now rendering them incorrectly.




          • 2. Re: Underline bug in FM 10.x and 11.x
            TSGal

            scott2si:

             

            Thank you for your posts.

             

            What font are you using?  Is it possible you have multiples of the same font installed?  Does this occur with all fonts?

             

            TSGal

            FileMaker, Inc.