1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 26, 2013 8:56 AM by mikebeargie

    Change size of several objects - behavior changed in v12

    carlsson

      Is it only me that's going nuts of the new way that Filemaker v12 change the size of objects when resizing several obejcts?!?

       

       

      Example:

      Select more than one object and change the size of those.

      - In v11 and earlier the changed size was individual.

      - In v12 the change of size is as if the objects are grouped.

       

      I am going crazy over this! Is it only me?

        • 1. Re: Change size of several objects - behavior changed in v12
          mikebeargie

          Someone else was just noting frustrations with changes in how the chart object is handled in 12 vs 11, so it's not just you.

           

          It's just something that we all will have to get used to with the new frontend rendering (with the html/css type rendering).

           

          For people like me that came from a graphic arts / web development background into filemaker, the new layout mode is actually way better than 11. Being able to set static page boundaries, dropping in snap lines (plus snap to object), and having the auto-reference size guides fly right in-step with what people have been using to layout in Quark and InDesign for many ages. This allows me to quickly adjust things to the same width/height/alignment, where before I'd need to select multiple objects, then clumsily navigate the inspector to hit a button to size match.

           

          I like the new group sizing, yes it can act wierd depending on how big the change you're making is, but if you get used to it, it's actually pretty useful for adjusting things to fit. It's especially handy when you have multiple fields on a single line across a list view, and you need to shrink it down to a print size or static boundary.

           

          Embrace the unfamiliar!