Thank you for your post!
It is not possible to have a Portal Object dynamically slide or resize based on the number of Portal Rows.
I'm going to move this thread from the FileMaker Community Feedback Space (which is specifically for input on the Community itself) to the Discussions Space where you should receive more views and potentially more feedback on this topic!
I hope this can be a new feature in future versions.
I desperately need this feature to create the kind of reports I want with a better use of space on the pages.
Linda Vadura, CCHO
EH&S Compliance Specialist
Campus Radiation Safety Officer
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Office: 415.338.6892 | Fax: 415.338.6136
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It IS possible for print/preview/PDF to a limited degree, but not for Browse mode.
You can use the inspector to set a portal to "slide up" and "resize enclosing part" to reduce the size of the portal to fit the number of rows. You can't cause the portal that increases in size so you have to make the portal a great many rows tall and possibly add error checking that checks for more records than will fit the portal. But within those limits, it can be done.
If possible, a more flexible approach is to use a list view layout based on the portal'a table instead of a portal. Such a layout can still include fields from the parent table.