2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2009 2:08 PM by philmodjunk

    Can't resize layout body smaller

    lawrkphd1

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      Can't resize layout body smaller

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      I'm running FileMakerPro 10 on a Mac OS 10.6.  In the layout, when I click and try to drag the "body" indicator upward to reduce the layout's size, I can make it larger but not smaller.  It is not abutting fields or text.  The nearest item on the layout is a good page and a half higher than the indicator.  I previously had fields in the area which is now empty, but clicked and dragged them higher in the layout.  When I scroll to the right, I see nothing that might be hiding in the empty area.  Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Can't resize layout body smaller
          mrvodka
             Try doing a Ctrl-A ( or Mac Equivalent ) to make sure there is nothing hidden.
          • 2. Re: Can't resize layout body smaller
            philmodjunk
              

            Under certain circumstances, a layout object can be invisible. You can create a transparent rectangle with a 0 pen width or transparent border for example. Try entering layout mode and choosing "Select All" (ctrl-A in Windows) to see if any selection handles appear down at the bottom of the layout part. If you see some, click an empty space on the layout to release the selected objects and drag a selection box around the area where you Select All revealed the object. Then delete or reposition the selected object so you resize the layout part.

             

            Another possibility is that the layout has become corrupted. If this is the case, you may need to delete this layout and make a new one. Before deleting the old layout, you can copy and paste your fields and other layout objects from the old layout to the new.