And yes, I've already ensured that the text alignment in all fields is Left, and Top. Also tried other combinations.
If you can post a picture of the settings. Ok that stated make sure the shrink part box is checked and move up based on all onjects above is checked.
I have had similar issues in the past. Try tweaking the position of the fields a pixel or two left or right then go to preview and take a look.
Sent from my mobile device... Please excuse typos.
"Please tell me I'm missing something obvious here..."
Okay. You're missing something obvious here.
Take a look at what the "sliding" portion of the Inspector says:
It used to say, "Remove blank space within objects by". In your screen shot, you have large amounts of white space between the bottom of the field on the left and the top of the field on the right. That space will not be removed by sliding.
To fix it, expand the field's height so the top of the field on the left aligns with the top of the field on the right. This will scoot the field below up when the field above collapses.
Top Man Mike, that's what I was missing. I'm sure it's worked in the past the way I was doing it, but I could be wrong.
On a similar tangent, I;m right in thinking that sliding simply won't work with the text aligned to anything other than top and left, correct? It would be really nice to be able to align to centre, and then reduce the size of the field top and bottom, kind of like anchoring does in browse mode, so that on an invoice line item, the price could float in the middle, to the right of a description, but I don't think that's possible...
Not sure you even need to use sliding. Why not just make your parts smaller by taking out the white space. Then place the fields where you want them.
It seems to me that Title Header or Title parts do not reduce in size... can anyone confirm this? I've tried using both Filemaker Advanced v13 and 14.