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I've read through the previous posts on things not sliding left properly and I've tried all of the known fixes, and I'm still stumped. Here's my problem: I'm trying to get a mailing label layout to display a comma and then any suffix that may follow a person's name (such as Ph.D, PE, MSCE, etc.), but if there is no suffix, then I do not want the comma to display. Should be a piece of cake, right?! Ummm...Nope!
I have fields for prefix (Dr., Ms., Mr., etc.), first name, last name, and suffix.
I first added a calculation field to combine the prefix, first name, and last name: = Prefix & " " & First_Name & " " & Last_Name and a second calculation field to combine a comma and the suffix: = ", " & Suffix. The comma and suffix field is conditionally formatted to be white if there is no suffix.
When viewed in Browse Mode, it's looks wonky, but, OK, it's sorta supposed to look goofy, so I can handle that - let's switch to Preview mode and see what happens: There is a gap between the last letter of the last name and the comma - about two letter-width's. And printing it shows the same problem - way too much room between the last name and the comma.
I have quadruple-checked the following: The fields are touching - I've even tried overlapping by a pixel or two just to make sure, to no avail. All fields are set to left and top, all padding is set to zero, and, yes, I did check the 'Remove blank space by: Sliding Left' checkbox. And I've tried the above using the original text fields (plus a new text field for the comma), my added calc fields, and merge fields. I'm also not sure why I have a blank label/page between each entry - may be a field is too close to the edge, but I'll worry about that later.
I have attached a copy of the offending file for reference.
I'm sure it's something simple, but I just can't find it - any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hi from a relative newbie,
I have a FMP 13 file that works fine on some computers (both Windows and Mac) but on one Mac computer it works only partially. Several of the layouts work fine, but one layout is "frozen" and does not permit entry in any of the fields. Is there something in the Mac OS that could "lock out" a particular layout, but leave all others normally functional? Should I re-install FMP 13? (I'm not sure how to do that on a Mac. I'm mostly a Windows worker.) Any help or insight would be welcome.
As you know, FileMaker 14 included a new widely used feature: button bars. No need to say why they're awesome, but you've probably noticed it wasn't that easy if you wanted to create a lot of similar buttons, or convert your old button objects into button bars.
Well, these are not issues anymore, thank's to Federico Basmadyian's ButtonBarTool, available here.
We recently bought an Evolysis Card Printer, which prints Front and Back of the card automatically.
(Current Situation: We are using a Corel Draw template, the front is on page 1, while the back side is on page 2.. when we want to print, we simply select page 1 and 2 and the printer prints the ID Card front and Back automatically)
However, with filemaker, we print the front and then inserts the card back to the printer so as to print the back side.
Thus, the layout design of our database has the Front Side on one layout, and then the Back side on another layout.
With this new Printer, how can we leverage on its dual page printing capability in designing our layout?
Is there a way to design the layout such that the printer knows which is page 1 and which is page 2?