Create a new layout (form view). Select 'Move All' on the fields.
Now FM tries to help but doesn't. If the field is text, it will make the field 253 px wide; number, 79, time at 121 and timestamp at 241. Why those particular numbers are chosen is beyond me - it doesn't matter on which font or font size (that changes the height of the field but not the default width. Anyway, I digress ...
It will automatically right-align the labels next to the fields (which is good). Now click once to select any field. Then select Edit and then [SHIFT] Select All. This will grab fields only and all fields. Then Arrange > Resize to largest width.
UPDATE: You can also drag around all of your fields (only) and then perform Arrange.
DOUBLE UPDATE: Oh, if you arrange your fields in Define Fields (select pop-up top left 'view by') you can change the order. Then when you create your layout, it will be in same order.
The problem with aligning is that it selects the labels and the fields when you select all
how can i select them as just the fields and just the labels?
There should be no need to align, as I indicated. But if you wish to align only the labels, do as suggested on the labels ... select one label and then hold down shift and Edit > Select All. It will grab all labels only. Then from menu, select Arrange > Align. Same with fields.
What exactly is the desire result you are looking for? Maybe we should start with that. :smileyhappy:
UPDATE: Let me clarify a bit more ... select a single label so the handles appear on it. Then hold down the shift key while then selecting from Menu - Edit > Select All. This will select all labels on a layout for group changing. The same will happen if you select a single label, hold shift and then Edit > Select All.
actually, i think it is OPTION-edit, not shift edit???
Mac vs PC, different key.