2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2012 8:40 PM by Malcolm

    Sliding of Body Part - FM12 is worse than FM11

    DrewTenenholz

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      I'm having a spot of trouble with a complex layout that shows different sliding behavior in FM12 than it had in FM11. Basically the body part that used to slide up completely in FM11 now leaves a slight gap between records in FM12. (this is a converted solution). If you look at the screen shots, I've used a field fill of grey and red text to show that in FM11, the text appears as a single block of solit color, whereas in FM12, it appears striped.

       

      The end result is that a report that used to be 2 pages is now more like 4-5.

       

      1) Is the expected behavior?

      2) Is there any way to fix the issue?

        • 1. Re: Sliding of Body Part - FM12 is worse than FM11
          Stephen Huston

          There have been several reports that converted layout objects sometimes are off by a pixel in one of more directions.

           

          Go into  layout mode and resize the parts to fit more tightly to their object contents, and you should be able to get back to how things printed in 11.

           

          Keep in mind that the  conversion process this time between versions required that layouts be restructured behind the scenes with CSS code and/or who knows what-all. This version updgrade and file conversion had a bigger impact on layout rendering than any single previous upgrade of FileMaker.

           

          Layout conversion on tightly-space objects was not pixel-perfect in some cases, but it should be fixable.

           

          PITA for some of us with  systems containing 1000+ layouts to check...

          • 2. Re: Sliding of Body Part - FM12 is worse than FM11
            Malcolm

            Layout conversion on tightly-space objects was not pixel-perfect in some cases, but it should be fixable.

             

             

            PITA for some of us with  systems containing 1000+ layouts to check...

             

            Here's a suggestion based on conversion testing I had to do on a large number of  v5 and v6 systems being brought forward to v10 :

             

            Write a script along these lines:

             

            enter preview mode:

            save as pdf

            loop

            go to next layout

            append to pdf

            exit after last layout

            end loop

             

            run that in v11 and v12 files

             

            Use Acrobat to compare the two PDFs and note the differences. In cases where many trivial differences undermined the efficacy of the report we sat the two PDFs side by side and scrolled through them page by page. It made the job comparatively easy.

             

             

            Malcolm