2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2017 7:39 AM by philmodjunk

    Container resizing...

    GeoffreyMartin

      I've built a survey in FM14.06. The surveys are printed and sent out and returned.  The FM file is used for data entry and analysis.  At the end of the survey, the clients are allowed to add comments.  The comments are either typed in or scanned in depending on the content.  I'm now trying to create a report that includes all of the comments from a group of surveys. 

       

      My initial approach was to show them all via a container.  If there was content that was scanned into the container as a .jpg it would show that, and in the case that the container was empty, the typed content would be pasted into the container.  With this approach, I've been unsuccessful getting the containers scale themselves for the content, so I have an output of 102 pages with 3 per, even if there's only 2 words on it.  Most of the comments are text with the occasional .jpg.  Sliding isn't really relevant, in this case, right?  What am I missing?  Can a container scale for a text content?  Is there a more efficient approach?

        • 1. Re: Container resizing...
          PeterWindle

          You say that the typed content would be pasted into the container... what file format would this be?
          What I am thinking is that if it's a different format to jpg, you can get (via filemaker) the file type. Once you have the file type, you can use it to determine different output displays. For example, you could have two containers on top of eachother and hide one depending on the file type.

          As for the actual scaling on a container for text content... I'd have to experiment with the container and how it displays the text...

           

          not sure if this is helpful???

          • 2. Re: Container resizing...
            philmodjunk

            I'd leave that text in a text field. For any record one of the two fields will ba e empty so they can be stacked and set to slide up.

             

            Container fields can be set to slide up only if top alignment is specified on the inspector's data tab and this is not the default setting for a container field.