FileMaker Layout Anchors And Sliding

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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A READER ASKS
Perhaps you can help me. I created a database in FileMaker on my Mac. I have to be able to resize certain fields and at the same time allow them to slide upward when the field above is either empty or just has a little information. Regardless of whatever little anchors I check or uncheck, nothing works. I am at my wit's end. I hope you can help me.

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DWAYNE RESPONDS
I can see where that can be confusing. Layout anchors don’t apply to how much data (or how little data) may be in a field. The Layout Auto Resize feature allows the developer to change how a FileMaker layout behaves when the user adjusts its window size. Layout objects do not have a shrinking action based upon anchors, simply the ability to enlarge or shift to open space if the window is enlarged.

FileMaker has a feature like this for printing and print preview modes but that won’t work in browse or find modes.
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