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Help printing text fields.

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I am building a test management system for our company laboratory. This is my first project using FileMaker ( I took over this account from my predecessor whom much like my self was more familiar with traditional programming techniques.

I have created the following form to allow them to enter data into the database, but I am not sure how to properly print it.

As you can see from the screen shot the text in the text field extends beyond the visible area.

Is there a nice way to print this? At some point I will also need to be able to print an entire document containing the "Description" "Procedure" and "Conclusion" fields. I am aware that I will need to create a new layout for this. However I will still have the problem of there being more text in the field than is visible.

Any help?

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Make the fields on your layouts ars big as they could possibly be. Then using sliding (under format menu) or see if you can use merge fields.

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Hmm the merge feild shows promise, but I am wondering if there is a way to print text fields of arbitrary length. With this method I am still forced to create a large layout and also create a separate one for printing... This seems to be kind of silly.

Especially because I need to have three large fields directly above one another (see attached for an example)

Could a subsummary or summary of some kind be used to achieve this?

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