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  1. You may need to use commas instead of semicolons, perhaps depending on FMPro version or your country.
  2. Thanks, Lee. Yes, i run it in Classic. I upgraded to 5 v3 when I started with this thread, on the first recommendation. Sounds like a mistake. Since I live in FMP for most of my company's database work, it now sounds risky. My other favorite db is Panorama, which has the advantage of blazing speed and really powerful and easy selects, but it has formatting issues (for me, at least). Guess I'd better get back on a more regular backup schedule. Best regards, Rick
  3. Lee, After spending a few hours observing the results various combinations and permutations of letters, fonts, sizes, etc., I discovered that changing the font for the address portion of my layouts from Times to Palatino has seemed to resolve the problem without greatly affecting the look. It's unfortunate, since I haven't managed to solve the problem, but it lets me continue without making a career of fixing it. The oddness of it is that I experience the problem in no other app. It also doesn't show up in the Invoice Entry layout, only in the updated layouts, such as "New Invoice." And it occurs with Arial as well as Times and Times New Roman, but only with a string that has the unique font widths of the original. (That is, both Sue and uSe truncate the e, but sue doesn't. Sne does, Sme doesn't, etc.) Thanks for helping me work through the problem. I was hoping it was one experienced by others so I could correct the underlying issue, but that doesn't seem to be in the offing. Great site you're part of, tho, and I appreciate the efforts by all. Rick
  4. It's not the font. When I changed font, the same letters were still missing. It doesn't happen for most entries, but for those that I noted, it happens every time. And it's only visible when either printing the page or viewing in Page Preview. Rick
  5. Sorry about not repeating all the info with each new piece I've posted about this puzzle. I'm using the "New Invoice" layout in the Invoices file. Here are some of the field data that don't work: Yuri Ciabottoni shows up as "Yur Ciabottoni" Sue Leiferman becomes "Su Leiferman" Colleen Vittek becomes "Colleen Vitte" In only one case, the company name, Mission Tile, becomes "Mission" Also in only one case, the address 2 Crestmoor Dr becomes "2 Crestmoor" I recorded a macro to quickly create a preview of each test, so a keystroke (I selected Control P) is my only step, and it takes about two seconds to get to a Preview view. You may have a better way to do this using Scripts. Rick
  6. Yes, Lee, I believe it is. The files have been modified in a variety of ways, including making new layouts to meet my needs. They may also have gone through a variety of iterations in several different environments, so they're really a hodgepodge of changes by various people. Here are some of the field data that don't work: Yuri Ciabottoni shows up as "Yur Ciabottoni" Sue Leiferman becomes "Su Leiferman" Colleen Vittek becomes "Colleen Vitte" In only one case, the company name, Mission Tile, becomes "Mission" Also in only one case, the address 2 Crestmoor Dr becomes "2 Crestmoor" Rick
  7. Ah, now I understand. It requires these other files to work, I now realize. Try this version instead. Rick
  8. No, The Invoice file is the only one you need. Just type in the names. Rick
  9. I created clones of each of the files, required for the others to open properly, and imported a couple of offending records. The script that creates an invoice from the contacts file still wouldn't work properly, so I just typed in a name. Sure enough, even with just the offending name typed in, when viewed in Preview mode (or, I assume, printed) the missing letters are still missing! I tried changing font; still missing. I tried changing the character; no longer missing! Back to correct character, missing! So I've attached just that file. Try typing "Colleen Vittek" into the 2nd and third fields and see what happens. For others, check the message above. At least we've narrowed the isse down to this particular layout and those particular letters. Change any character in "Vittek" and it shows up fine. But even rearranging letters in that name result in the last character not showing up. By the way, I made a macro to produce the Print Preview so it only takes about two seconds to check what happens. Thanks for your continuing interest! Rick P.S. I'm using the "New Invoice" layout.
  10. Well, it's nothing obvious. The fields come from another file. To be specific, it's an Invoice file, taking company name, first name, last name, address, etc., from a Contacts file. The fields do slide left and up if required. Here are some of the field data that don't work: Yuri Ciabottoni shows up as "Yur Ciabottoni" Sue Leiferman becomes "Su Leiferman" Colleen Vittek becomes "Colleen Vitte" In only one case, the company name, Mission Tile, becomes "Mission" Also in only one case, the address 2 Crestmoor Dr becomes "2 Crestmoor" For most records, there is no missing data, regardless of the number of characters in any field. I can't seem to make any correlations among the fields with the errors. Other ideas? Thanks, Rick
  11. No, Vaughn, the character that's missing when I print is also missing when viewed in Preview. The file I attached shows just that. Rick
  12. It might be difficult to replicate the font, names or whatever is causing the problem, Lee, but I'll give it a shot if you think it might be helpful. Meantime, I've attached a pic of the problem, showing screenshots of the layout (above) and print preview (below). Perhaps that will demonstrate the issue. Rick Layout_vs._Print.pdf
  13. Thanks, Vaughn. I just updated to v.3. "Sue" still shows up in Print Preview as "Su" for the same unknown reason. Any other suggestions, anyone? Thanks, Rick
  14. I've had this continuing problem for a long time. For no obvious reason, the last character in a field, usually a name field, sometimes doesn't show when I print the record. "John" shows up as "Joh". I've tried changing the font, size, and style; there's plenty of room in the layout; and it happens irregularly. If anyone has experienced this, I'd love some help fixing it. Thanks, Rick
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