2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 4, 2011 11:49 AM by lowededwookie

    Automatic resizing based on screen



      Automatic resizing based on screen



      I'm trying to create a layout that automatically resizes for the screen it is on such as when editing on a desktop/laptop or an iPad.

      So I have the padlocks all clicked on the Autosizing section like so:


      When I have the screen at normal size it looks like this:


      As you can see it looks nice. The bordered boxes are a visual representation of the fields that can be edited.

      However, if I expand the screen with autosize on it looks like this:


      As you can see. ewwwww.

      How do I stop this so that when I expand the screen it looks like the normal image only spread across the screen?


      I really wish FileMaker Pro had the nice layout abilities of Bento only with more control. That would be good.

        • 1. Re: Automatic resizing based on screen

          Hi  lomededwookie,

          I have studied the problem from the given screen shot .

          If all the 4 fields are eclosed by a single text area then you have to unlock the rightmost key by selecting it.

          Then after it will spread across the screen.

          If  all the fields are indivisual then do this for all the fields.

          Just do it i think you'll get your solution.



          • 2. Re: Automatic resizing based on screen

            Thanks for the answer but that doesn't do what I want it to do.

            By unticking those boxes it just keeps everything where it is it doesn't expand the fields to make use of the screen.

            But it put me on the right track.

            Actually I went for a different tact by instead of them automatically resizing which doesn't seem to work, I have them automatically centering so that when the screen expands or contracts it will expand and contract the surrounding textbox but will keep the fields centered.

            I actually prefer this to be honest as it seems more uniform.

            Thanks for your help though.