Chapter 12. Working with Objects in Layouts

Whether it’s text, a field, a field name, or a graphic, FileMaker treats each as a separate object that can be selected, moved, rearranged, and grouped. Most of these functions reside under the Arrange menu, which appears only when you’re in Layout mode. These objects also can be graphically embellished with shading, borders, and fills via the tools in the Layout status area. For more information on using graphics with objects, see Working with Graphics on page 212.

Tabbed layouts, a new FileMaker layout object, makes it easy to present data in an easy-to-read fashion (Figure 12.1). See Using Tabbed Layouts on page 191.

Figure 12.1. FileMaker’s new tabbed layouts make it easy to present lots of information ...

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