Layout text objects get LocalCSS color unexpectedly

Discussion created by mrwatson-gbs on Jan 18, 2016
Latest reply on May 10, 2016 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Pro 14.0.3

OS and version OS X El Capitan 10.11

Hardware MBP Retina 13" Early 2013, 8GB RAM



On a layout using an imported Theme, SOME styled layout text objects suddenly get LocalCSS (color) just by editing their text content - or even just clicking in their text!


(Seems to be an error in the FileMaker code which decides if the current color is equal to the style color - at least for for SOME colors it seems)




How to replicate


  1. Create a file File A
  2. Create a File File B
  3. Import the Theme Enlightened in to File B (which is created as Enlightened 2
  4. Change the layout to the imported theme "Enlightened 2"
  5. Create a text objects and apply Accent Text 1 => in the Inspector = style + black triangle
  6. Click in the text object, click outside again, =>  in the Inspector = style +red triangle


Styles with black or white text seem to have no problem.


Analyzing the clipboard using fmCheckMate & fmTextDiff (from shows the following differences before and after clicking in the text field:






Re-apply the style to the text object


-> but for EVERY change to text on the layout = HUGE effort


Thanking you for your feedback!



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