2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 3:27 PM by HammerOz

    Guides prevent layout width drag


      Product and version



      OS and version

      MacOS Sierra 10.12.5



      Can not drag layout width with guides on


      How to replicate

      Turn on both guide options > snap to guides > Show guides

      Try to drag.




      Turn off show guides. Snap to guides can still be on, but there are no guides to snap to.

      ....keep crying

        • 1. Re: Guides prevent layout width drag



          Thank you for your post.


          I am unable to replicate the issue.  Here are the steps I took:


          1. Using FileMaker Pro 16.0.1 under macOS Sierra 10.12.5, I have created a database file with one Text field, "Name".

          2. Switching to Layout mode, I went to View -> Guides, and both options are checked; "Show Guides" and "Snap to Guides".

          3. I dragged the right edge of the layout wider and smaller without any issue.


          Please let me know what I am doing differently than you so I can reproduce the issue.


          If you are trying to make the layout smaller, check to see that you don't have any object touching the right edge of the layout, as this will stop you from decreasing the width of the layout.



          FileMaker, Inc.

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          • 2. Re: Guides prevent layout width drag

            Thank you TSGal,


            The issue has gone away for now. I have had this on multiple occasions however and it prevented expanding as well as reducing layout width. It might be my hardware/ mouse . I will monitor.