I'm a Filemaker user and fan from WAY back (since the Nashoba Systems
days!) and I'd sure like your help with what is probably an easy and
time-worn problem: I had heard about the "font problems" on the newer
versions of Filemaker for some time and so had resisted upgrading since
I was comfortable with the versions I had for my type of uses.
Eventually, I started using Filemaker Pro 3.0v1 on the PC and ran into
an annoying nuisance which I'm sure will seem like ancient history for
most of you: it seems that when you enter information in a particular
layout, you can't globally change the font and size the way you could
previously by simply specifying it differently in another layout.
Apparently, you are supposed to "highlight and change" each record
individually for some reason. Why this would be considered an
improvement, I have no idea.
Essentially I want to continue to do what I assume a lot of other people
do as well: enter my data in a relatively large font which is easy on
the eyes and then print it out as lists which are in a smaller, more
space efficient font. After consulting the manual and the help menu and
fiddling around with it for some time, the "new" Filemaker seems to
stubbornly resist what the older versions did easily.
I'd appreciate any insight you all could give me into this!