3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2014 6:36 AM by gladams

    Print displacement in Web Direct and External Links


      I'm have a couple of issures with Web Direct that I'm not sure how to resolve. Both are illustrated on the screen shot.


      1) The print in the tab control is displaced at the very bottom of the tab and does not look very professional. Using text alignment doesn't do anything. I'm guessing this is an area for future improvement by FileMaker, but if anybody knows a way to solve it, it would be much appreciated. Text also in the body seems to get displaced, this time though upwards.


      2) Access to any external links are blocked in the web viewer. It is often not clear to the user that it is blocked. For example on in Google Chrome just a small shield appears in the top right hand corner. This then has to be selected, before the message shown in the attachment shows. The user then has to select 'Load unsafe script' which then takes the user to the login page where he/she has to once again enter the username/password. In most cases I would guess the user wouldn't see the shield appearing. I'm using external links for both photos/diagrams and for plotting charts in html5 (see second attachment) and hoping there is a way around this. I know the photos can be put in container fields, but prefer to keep them on my website, as I can then automatically update users using the runtime version.

        • 1. Re: Print displacement in Web Direct and External Links
          Mike Duncan

          1) I can't tell if the text is lower on the tab object, if that is a real tab object, or if the other layout part is clipping it. You will probably want to have a dedicated layout for serving web direct content and test to make sure it looks OK. This was the same in IWP, but moreso.


          2) I don't think this is exclusively a web direct issue. This may be a combination of using http and https links in a page, also why is there a red mark through the https in the URL, is the certificate that the page was signed with valid or is it self signed or something?

          • 2. Re: Print displacement in Web Direct and External Links

            Thanks Mike


            1) The other object is not clipping it. It still occurs after moving the other object. I've tried lots of different things but it has no impact. Will look if changing the style has any effect, although the wave theme is a Standard FileMaker theme.


            2) It does not occur from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go or runtime version. I've tried putting the photos into https but it has no effect. I guess it is a browser thing that will only be solved by getting a certificate for my site. I'm not sure why there is a red mark through the https. I have written to FileMaker Hosting Pros but have not yet received an answer.

            • 3. Re: Print displacement in Web Direct and External Links

              Just tried it in Safari on a Mac, and it shows photos/charts without having to do anything or displaying any message. Text though is still displaced