1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 10, 2010 2:37 PM by philmodjunk

    expanding text objects or field objects



      expanding text objects or field objects


      is there a way to expand and slide text object that have merge fields in them.



      field name- description

      field notes- this field holds a description of the product


      some descriptions of products are longer then others.

      So, i would like the merge field of description to expand and retract when more or less information is in present in the field.

      I would also like to have the fields slide into empty spaces or slide out of the way of when the description is relatively shorter or longer. 

        • 1. Re: expanding text objects or field objects

          In filemaker 10 and older versions of filemaker you can set your merge text to shrink but not to expand. Check out the Set Sliding/Printing option in the Format menu. (Enter layout mode first.)


          Sliding fields can be tricky. All objects next to or below a sliding object should also be set to slide up.

          Sliding is only visible in preview mode or when printing.


          Anybody check this out in FMP 11? (I'm guessing it's unchanged.)