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Keith LaMarre

Text Wrap Issues with FileMaker 7

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Is anyone else frustrated with FileMaker 7's inability to distinguish word breaks? I use a lot of "text based" layouts (for invoices, etc) that have some text that now is breaking within words so that part of a word is on a second line. I don't recall this ever happening in Version 6.

My layouts are designed for both Windows and Mac so it is difficult (if not impossible) to format each layout with hard breaks.

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Check under "File" -> "File Options" -> "Text" tab that "Use Roman language line-breaking" is checked.

This was a bug in conversion that was fixed in FM7v3, if you converted with an earlier version it wasn't ever checked.

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I'll make sure that I keep this in mind, because I use a lot of text-based layouts too.

I've always considered FileMaker as a database program, and certainly NOT a word processor. Funky things happen when using full justification on a paragraph. The number of words on a line changes with each zoom level, and then when you print it, some other number usually shows up. I don't know if this has been fixed with version 7, but I would certainly keep an eye out for it.

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