I'm not sure what you mean by "This approach was rejected because it does not allow for any changes before the letter is printed". Can't those be editable fields as well?
Apart from that, it might be possible to display what you want as html and use the encode base 64 functionality in FM 13 to display the container graphic as an image in a web veiwer. Then again, I don't know if those types of URLs are supported fully in IE since it sounds like you're on windows. But it might give you something to try.
Thanks Mike and sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
What I meant was that since there was a mixture of both text and objects, I couldn't figure out a way to get the spacing right. Pretty sure what I'm trying to accomplish is not feasible. You cannot insert a container field into a text field (why else would we have both?).
In generel, what do you use to get the correct spacing and margins when trying to exactly replicate a form or letter. Especially a letter that needs to be later tweaked slightly by the user, ie. text layout object are out of the question.
I realize this is might not make much sense, thanks for trying though.
I'm sure there are better and fancier ways to do this. But what I do is put the signature where I want it and put the text above it as a text box that is aligned bottom so that is flows upwards from the signature and any additional wording just moves it up the page. This is good for letters where there are minor differences making the text lengths vary only a few lines. But that is the case of most of the letters I have done.