Abusive line spacing on Windows with some standard font ?

Discussion created by Fred(CH) on May 24, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2017 by Fred(CH)

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.