10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2015 6:44 AM by TSGal

    Blank space around charts

    jonmyrah

      Product and version - FileMaker Pro Advanced 14.0.4

      OS and version - OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan

      Browser and version - n/a

      Description:


      There is an excessive amount of blank space around charts, even with no chart title and all labels/values turned off. Prevents you from being able to fit native charts on layouts, particularly for iOS devices with smaller screens. See attached image. Both of these charts should be able to fit on the layout, but there is no way to move them further to the left because of the forced blank space.


      How to replicate:


      Create a pie chart using sample data. Turn off all titles, labels, and values. Set chart text to -2 to make the chart as big as possible. Move to left edge of layout.


      Workaround:

       

      Using a web viewer with java charting tools. This SHOULD be possible with FileMaker's native charting tools.

        • 1. Re: Blank space around charts
          Malcolm

          piechartblankspace.png

           

          I can't find a way to reduce the space at the top but the left/right padding is not extreme. I've set all font sizes to 1 and set all captions to "".

          • 2. Re: Blank space around charts
            TSGal

            jonmyrah:

             

            Thank you for your post and screen shot.

             

            I am able to replicate the issue with FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Pro 14 under Mac OS X 10.10.5, Mac OS X 10.11.1 and Windows 7.  I have forwarded all of the information to our Development and Testing departments for review.  When I receive any feedback, I will let you know.

             

            TSGal

            FileMaker, Inc.

            • 3. Re: Blank space around charts
              TSGal

              Malcolm:

               

              Even when setting font sizes to 1 and setting captions to "", I get the results of "jonmyrah"; not your screen shot.

               

              Title: ""

              Chart: Pie

              Category Labels: ""

              Slice Data: ""

              Chart Style: Flat

              Color Scheme: Plum Tree

              Chart Background: Solid Fill (white)

              Chart Text: Custom

              Chart Title: 1 pt

              Legend Text: 1 pt

              Data Points: 1 pt

               

              Margins all set to 0 (zero).

               

              Let me know what I'm doing differently than you.  I am obviously overlooking something.

               

              TSGal

              FileMaker, Inc.

              • 4. Re: Blank space around charts
                Malcolm

                I've taken screen shots of all the settings.

                 

                ChartSettings.png

                • 5. Re: Blank space around charts
                  TSGal

                  Malcolm:

                   

                  Thank you for the screen shots.

                   

                  Unfortunately, the only change I made was to the Slice Data where I referenced a field.  I even made a new chart from scratch with your settings, and the margins are still large.  This was done with FileMaker Pro 14.0.4 on both Mac OS X 10.11.1 and Mac OS X 10.10.5.

                   

                  TSGal

                  FileMaker, Inc.

                   

                  Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 2.23.09 PM.png

                  • 6. Re: Blank space around charts
                    Malcolm

                    The left and right hand padding is affected by the custom Chart Text

                    settings for X-axis and Y-axis labels and titles. These settings are not

                    accessible when Pie chart style is selected.

                     

                    Choose another chart style and set the font size for all chart text

                    options to 1.

                     

                     

                    malcolm

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                    • 7. Re: Blank space around charts
                      jonmyrah

                      How did you get the screen shot of the pie chart in your first response then? Or was there still have a bunch of blank space there that is not in your screen shot?

                       

                      I've experienced this issue mostly with pie charts, but it appears each different chart has it's limitations depending where space has been allocated for this like the chart title and legend -- even when those items have been disabled or set to " ".

                       

                      Here is another example of the required blank space to the left of a bar chart...

                      • 8. Re: Blank space around charts
                        Malcolm

                        1. Chart Area: choose Column as chart type

                        2. Styles Area: Chart Text -> Custom. Set all font sizes to 1

                        3. Chart Area: choose Pie as chart type

                         

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                        • 9. Re: Blank space around charts
                          jonmyrah

                          Thanks Malcolm!!

                           

                          Still feels like a workaround, but gets me where I need to be.  Cheers!

                          • 10. Re: Blank space around charts
                            TSGal

                            Malcolm:

                             

                            Thanks for the additional information.  I have attached the workaround of creating a Column chart first before changing to Pie chart to the original report.

                             

                            TSGal

                            FileMaker, Inc.