Sliding Parts 
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 Sliding Parts

Hello,
    I read in FM5 documentation that one can select a layout part and set it
to slide, say, up.
In layout mode, when I try to select the BODY  part by it's label, the label
turns a light shade of gray;
then, dropping the format menu, I see sliding/printing dimmed. I'm trying to
do this because
the reports I'm building will have bodies ranging from from a few lines to a
page full. Also, it was
suggested that portals don't slide well at all yet the first attempt worked
great. I've got a hunch
I'm not making the right move to select the part. Any ideas?
Happy New Year
Bill


Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:37:04 GMT
 Sliding Parts

That documentation means that if you enable the checkbox that says "Also
reduce the size of the enclosing part", a part boundry will not interfere
with sliding formatting. The formatting is applied to layout objects,
however, not the parts themselves.

You can, however, apply fill colors to layour parts by selecting them in
Layout mode.
--
John Weinshel
datagrace
Associate Member, Filemaker Solutions Alliance
Vashon Island, WA
(206) 463-1634


Quote:
> Hello,
>     I read in FM5 documentation that one can select a layout part and set
it
> to slide, say, up.
> In layout mode, when I try to select the BODY  part by it's label, the
label
> turns a light shade of gray;
> then, dropping the format menu, I see sliding/printing dimmed. I'm trying
to
> do this because
> the reports I'm building will have bodies ranging from from a few lines to
a
> page full. Also, it was
> suggested that portals don't slide well at all yet the first attempt
worked
> great. I've got a hunch
> I'm not making the right move to select the part. Any ideas?
> Happy New Year
> Bill



Fri, 20 Jun 2003 10:03:24 GMT
 Sliding Parts
Well, could you suggest a way  for a body of records in list view to slide
upward? One person (elsewhere)
has strongly discouraged having a report of records slide in a portal; said
it was unreliable. Mine seems to
do just fine as long as only one found set is involved.
Thanks,
Bill
Quote:

>That documentation means that if you enable the checkbox that says "Also
>reduce the size of the enclosing part", a part boundry will not interfere
>with sliding formatting. The formatting is applied to layout objects,
>however, not the parts themselves.

>You can, however, apply fill colors to layour parts by selecting them in
>Layout mode.
>--
>John Weinshel
>datagrace
>Associate Member, Filemaker Solutions Alliance
>Vashon Island, WA
>(206) 463-1634



Fri, 20 Jun 2003 11:40:10 GMT
 Sliding Parts
I don't believe sliding in List view operates any differently than in Form
view, although I can't remember ever trying it. But it won't mean that empty
records are "slid" past-- just that sliding will occur within a record.

Offhand, can't see any problem with sliding portals, which doesn't mean that
"one person" is wrong, as all sliding in FMP is a bit dodgy.
--
John Weinshel
datagrace
Associate Member, Filemaker Solutions Alliance
Vashon Island, WA
(206) 463-1634


Quote:
> Well, could you suggest a way  for a body of records in list view to slide
> upward? One person (elsewhere)
> has strongly discouraged having a report of records slide in a portal;
said
> it was unreliable. Mine seems to
> do just fine as long as only one found set is involved.
> Thanks,
> Bill



Quote:
> >That documentation means that if you enable the checkbox that says "Also
> >reduce the size of the enclosing part", a part boundry will not interfere
> >with sliding formatting. The formatting is applied to layout objects,
> >however, not the parts themselves.

> >You can, however, apply fill colors to layour parts by selecting them in
> >Layout mode.
> >--
> >John Weinshel
> >datagrace
> >Associate Member, Filemaker Solutions Alliance
> >Vashon Island, WA
> >(206) 463-1634



Fri, 20 Jun 2003 13:58:37 GMT
 
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