I reported a lot of problems just like yours to FileMaker. The
response was "we have a lot of problems in printing." That's it, no
investigation, no followup, no nothing. FileMaker support, in my
personal experience, is close to non-existant. And they wonder why
more companies don't feel they can rely on FileMaker solutions.
The problems I reported were interesting, in that it was the SCREEN
that was not displaying things correctly, not the print. I use
Windows. When I sent my FileMaker app to someone with a Mac, they saw
on the screen what I saw printed. Of course, though, I designed it for
the screen. That's probably why the zoom doesn't work for you. It
does. It's the full view that's wrong.
On 4 Sep 2003 11:27:03 -0700, [email]alphageekmindspring.com[/email] (Miles
>The strangest thing is happening to us. We are using FileMaker to
>create forms; copying in commonly used forms throughout the office.
>They are simple enough; questionaires and such for insurance quoting.
>When we view the forms that we make on the screen, everything looks
>perfect; i.e., the lines we place are aligned properly, the
>checkboxes, etc. But when the pages are printed out, the lines are
>off alignment, and sometimes are above or below the correct line, or
>OVER the text, etc.
>The odd thing is that if you zoom in the Layout or Browse view, the
>same thing happens. I cannot seem to figure out why this happens, why
>the form would look PERFECT on the screen and then print out
>completely incorrectly. Can anyone please help? Our current solution
>is to fiddle with our lines and objects on the screen so that they
>print out okay, but then they look all messed up on the screen.
>Any help or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!