I just wonder why you want to have grids off? What's wrong with having them on?
Grids usually help to make better layout designs. In fact, grids are the key to professional looking designs. Look at newspapers, magazines, printed matters in general: grids rule the design - not necessarily at 6 px (you can chose any size, even 1 px which practically turns them off).
I know. I know. Grids, layout, design, etc. I just want to move things where I want them, not where the grid wants them.
So how do I set the grid to choose 1 px?
When I use the pixel settting, and show the grid, the "grid' seems to have no relationship to the small dots of the grid. When I move an object, it moves 1.5 or 1.4 grids away, never just 1 grid. The amount is not set to anything that I can see matches the visible grid.
Changing to cm or in is no better. The grid on the screen doesn't match the grid of movement, so what is the purpose?
I am familiar with page layout programs where I can specify the grid, but where is this done in FM?
What do you know (about grids) that I don't? ;-)
Turn "Object Grids" Off or On from "Arrange" Menu list.
New File Default is On.
Thanks, Dave. That I know.
My problem is I would like to turn them off and have them stay off.
They don't do that. They only seem to stay off for the time that I am working in a file.
If the file is closed and opened again, the grids are on again.
This is a change in behavior from FMPA 10. In 10, if the Grid was turned off, it stayed off until you turned it on again. In FMPA 11, the Grid turns back on each time the file is open, regardless of the choice you made.
Thus the reason for "argggggh"! And my question if anyone has discovered a way to have the selection Grid Off stick.
Seems as though you have a "feature request" for reversion to FMP 10 behaviour -- but I suspect you might be too late for its inclusion in v12 -- what would I know? But, like anyone else, I can guess!
Are these served files or not ?
If served take off line, turn grid off, then rehost.
All Layout Dafaults, like globals, are as set when last opened in FM as single user.
If not, then I know not why. I have the Grid Off as a sticky default for non served files.
Yes, they are.
Thanks for the tip, Dave. You may have given me the answer.
Thank you Dave.
That did it.