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I have run into a re-occurring, spurious force-quit in FileMaker. And it directly relates to graphic objects that were copy and pasted onto layouts. I am running an iMac 17" w/OS X v10.2.8 and FMP 6.04 Unlimited. But I was able to duplicate the problem in Windows XP too. I have seen this in two different projects with two different graphics. Nothing huge, just 200 x 200 x 8. The projects would only crash when the layout with the graphic was displayed. Both in layout mode and in browse mode! Luckily I was able to copy/paste the other 12 layouts, ...

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    Default Graphics that force-quit FileMaker

    I have run into a re-occurring, spurious force-quit in FileMaker. And it
    directly relates to graphic objects that were copy and pasted onto layouts.

    I am running an iMac 17" w/OS X v10.2.8 and FMP 6.04 Unlimited. But I was
    able to duplicate the problem in Windows XP too.

    I have seen this in two different projects with two different graphics.
    Nothing huge, just 200 x 200 x 8.

    The projects would only crash when the layout with the graphic was
    displayed. Both in layout mode and in browse mode! Luckily I was able to
    copy/paste the other 12 layouts, scripts and structures into a new
    re-constructed database.

    I suspect that it is a problem with FMPro and the OS. Has anyone else been
    experiencing this problem?

    It's making me very gun-shy. I now backup several times a session in
    anticipation of this problem. Losing a half a days work because of a crash
    and a recover S!


    Matt Revenaugh

    Matt Revenaugh Guest

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    * Matt Revenaugh <mattmybogusaccount.com>:
    > I have run into a re-occurring, spurious force-quit in FileMaker. And it
    > directly relates to graphic objects that were copy and pasted onto layouts.
    >
    Matt, in layout mode try using the Insert Picture menu, for some reason
    I remember this being a more stable way to do things. If you need to
    Copy a graphic paste into photoshop or some graphics program and save it
    as JPG
    > Losing a half a days work because of a crash and a recover S!
    Yes it does!

    loulou
    Lou Lesko Guest

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    Matt

    Yes, I saw this on the trial version of 6 under XP when I was
    evaluating. I wanted to use FMPro to send out mail-merged letters to
    clients and was testing it. My letterhead graphic crashed that layout
    every time.

    Ended up doing the project in Access with Word as the mail-merge
    editor. Clunky, but at least it worked!

    Regards
    Brian

    Brian Smithson Guest

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    Brian Smithson <brian.smithsonbtinternet.com> wrote in message news:<VA.0000006d.04638d93btinternet.com>...
    > Matt
    >
    > Yes, I saw this on the trial version of 6 under XP when I was
    > evaluating. I wanted to use FMPro to send out mail-merged letters to
    > clients and was testing it. My letterhead graphic crashed that layout
    > every time.
    Yes I had FM crashing when displaying a graphic in FileMaker 3.0. When
    I contacted FileMaker Tech Support I was asked if I had used a gif
    image. To be safe I would recommend using the import graphic command
    with BMP or PICT image files.

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    OK thanks. I cannot remember now what format I had used, but it may
    have been a .tif file.

    Regards
    Brian

    Brian Smithson Guest

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