Thin Text Boxes in layout mode

Discussion created by psijmons on Feb 14, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2018 by user19752

This is bothering me for years, saw it happening to other developers too, but today I saw it happening even to Matt Patrowsky in his latest video FileMaker Overview: Text Formatting Functions - ISO FileMaker Magazine

(check at 10'25") so when even he has no solution for it, maybe FileMaker can explain why this is happening (or even better, fix this?)


When I add new text on a layout, it always starts as a very thin box with text in a vertical column. One needs to drag that thin box to a normal size to see horizontal text.


I always assumed this was a setting saved when you close a non-hosted file or something like that, but apparently this is a riddle for more devs.


I would be very grateful for a tip how to correct this behaviour