6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2017 9:46 AM by Fred(CH)

    Abusive line spacing on Windows with some standard font ?


      Product and version

      13 -> 16 (at least)

      OS and version

      Windows 10


      iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)


      In a layout if a multiline text field is formatted with a font like Arial Narrow 10 points, the line spacing, which is set to 1, is abusive when printing.

      How to replicate

      1. Create a layout with one field and configure it as stated above.
      2. Test a FileMaker print from your Windows system.
      3. Test a FileMaker print from your Mac system.
      4. Realize a similar document with MS WordPad
      5. Test a MS WordPad print
      6. Compare the results; they should be :
        • FileMaker Mac and MS WordPad => same result
        • FileMaker Windows => abusive line spacing

      Workaround (if any)

      Not found, except duplicating ALL the layouts with a reduced line spacing on inspector and switching depending on the Get (PlatformSystem).


      I am sure it is a long standing known issue but i have not found any report on this.