3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2011 3:26 PM by philmodjunk

    Browse mode display issue...

    drmacintosh

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      Browse mode display issue...

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      I have recently completed the layout of database using the Tab Control Tool.  I have run into this problem which is displayed in the uploaded image.  The problem follows when I switch from General-Payment-PDF tabs.  The only way that I have been able to fix this issue is copy from another HD/location the same database Lease.FP7 overwriting the one that gave me problems.  When I first encountered the problem, I just switched from Print Layout Portrait Mode to Landscape mode.  I start with storing the database being worked on a local HD connected to my Macintosh computer.  To protect what I have completed I will copy it to my Drobo connected locally to my Macintosh.  I also have a USB HD connected to my Apple Airport Extreme 5th Generation that has a USB port for network access from either Macintosh & MSW PC.  Eventhough I have pretty much solved the issue, is there another reason for the issue to crop up in the first place?

      Lease_database_that_is_in_Browse_mode.png

        • 1. Re: Browse mode display issue...
          philmodjunk

          I'm not sure that I understand what I am looking at in your layout.

          Do you have two container fields on this layout where you've inserted a PDF file?

          What does this layout look like in layout mode?

          • 2. Re: Browse mode display issue...
            drmacintosh

            Let me clarify for you.  This is a database with which I have created using the Tab Control Tool.  The data has been transferred/migrated into the Tabs.  As per the content there are three Tabs: General, Payment and PDF.  On the General tab, general information such as First/Last Name, Rental Fee, Lease Duration, Date Signed and Notes is to be displayed.  On the Payment tab, there is payment related information such as Lease Value, Lease Value, AgreementID and a Portal to another table named Payment displaying  Date Paid, Payment Amount, AgreementID is to be displayed.  On the PDF tab, there is Lease Document information with a Container field for storing the .PDF Lease Agreement document or a refernce to it by way of a Quicktime file.  This is how the layout is supposed to display in Browse mode.  When viewing in Layout mode, everything displays fine on each of the three tabs displayed.  For some strange reason when I switched the Page Layout from Portrait to Landscape mode the contents of what is displayed on the PDF and Payment tabs has somehow bled through onto the General tab.  This is what you are seeing in the screenshot.  I also would like to know when in layout mode, what this thick black vertical/horizontal set of lines denote?  Are these the margins for when printing?  To get the body of the database to display correctly the Tab layout extends outside the thick black vertical/horizontal set of lines.  Is this also a problem?  I do not intend to print out the database but margins always have to be taken into account, right?  I mainly am creating a solution that will display the database in a confined space such as small monitor, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.  Hope this clarifies the confusion.

            • 3. Re: Browse mode display issue...
              philmodjunk

              If the layout will not be printed, you can ignore the horizontal and vertical lines you describe as they only tell you where the page breaks will occur should you print this layout. I also find it unlikely that a change in page orientation had any effect here as that also only affects the position of these lines and what you will see when you enter preview mode.

              I'd guess that your entire tab control is a few pixels too high on the layout and that the upper edge of the control either touches or crosses the boudnary between the header and the body. Move the entire control down a pixel or two until it no longer touches or crosses this line and you should see the correct appearance when in Browse mode.