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Unexpected changes in graphic styles FM 12 -> FM 13

Question asked by hherbst on Apr 10, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2015 by TSGal


Unexpected changes in graphic styles FM 12 -> FM 13


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

The behaviour of graphics changed with the release of FileMaker 13. Until Version 12.0.5 every graphic could be set up for different styles depending on the status of the mouse. This option got lost in transition.

Why did I use it: my GUI depended heavily on the use of PDFs with transparent background, mouse-over, mouse-down, borders etc. formated via inspector as seen on the screenshot. It is rather annoying to see all this disappear from the featureset as one can't accomplish this with the button tool in FM. FM-buttons can't load PDF as backround graphics and I suppose they wouldn't be rendered via any vector-engine.

I don't know wether this has to be classified as a glitch or as a bug or whatsoever. But I want it back.

Holger Herbst

Steps to reproduce the problem

go to layout mode
go to insert - picture
take any transparent PDF vector-graphic and place on the layout
assign any style, especially for mouse-over, mouse-down

Expected result

assign style-changes via inspector for different states depending on mouse-usage

Actual result

design/style can't be changed but PDFs inserted in FM 12 still wort as expected

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

no error message

Configuration information



separate button (with expected behaviour) and graphic into two objects